On January 31st, at 7:13 a.m. Apphia Ruth Cook was born at the Orange Park Hospital!
She weighs 6 pounds and 2 ounces. She currently has dark hair, and a sweet temperament.
The name Apphia comes from the opening verses of Philemon where Paul writes:
" 1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— 2 also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Though nothing else is known about her, we do know that she was a Christian--and a friend of Paul. The name Apphia means "Increasing Blessing"! (She is the tenth baby)
Today all us children visited Mama and Apphia at the hospital. Here are a few pictures of us with her!