Viya and I are proud to announce the newest member of family, Raymond “Ray” Joseph Stoltenow. Ray was born on July 10th, 2017 here in Battambang and he is named after my grandpa Ray who passed away this past February. He is the greatest gift that God has ever given to us and we are incredibly thankful for his safe and healthy delivery.
Our first family picture.
Viya get’s to see Ray for the first time after surgery.
Viya’s family playing with Ray at the hospital.
Our first picture at home.
Ray Stoltenow 07/10/17 Joe Stoltenow 06/06/91
Father and son day one comparison.
We were also blessed to have my parents fly all the way to Cambodia earlier this month for a great visit. They were overflowing with joy when they saw Ray and got to hold him for the first time. My father even got to preform Ray’s baptism at the local LCMS church here in Battambang. And every morning they would come to our house to babysit so that Viya and I could go to work.
Meeting Ray for the first time.
Definitely “overflowing” with joy haha.
Ray’s baptism, August 6, 2017.
Once again, we are so thankful to our Lord Jesus for giving us this beautiful little boy. We will love and cherish him forever and raise him to know who his Savior is.
I’ll finish this post with a bunch of cute and adorable pictures as promised. Enjoy!