Hello and Goodbye

Welcome to our world!

Samantha Leena Giger

Born January 1, 2013

8lbs, 3oz; 21 inches

On the same day that my Papa left our world

Birth and death

Hello and goodbye

Rejoicing and mourning

This is the way of our world

Until Christ returns and makes all of the sad things come untrue.

Welcome, Samantha, to our world. You are beloved by God and by us, and that makes all the difference.


  1. simply beautiful! I love that last family pic! Congrats again!!

  2. So beautiful! So sorry for your loss, but how like our great God to fill you with the joy of new life! She is gorgeous and I am thrilled for you!!!

  3. Congratulations on the arrival of baby Samantha! I am so happy for you! I am also saddened to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers during this time. Your new daughter is beautiful!!! Enjoy every precious moment with her!

  4. Beautiful baby, and congrats on that blessing. But I'm sorry to hear of your loss too. What painful joy you must feel.