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New LIFE Is ~ PRECIOUS ~

Updated on January 11, 2015
Nicole Elyse & Justin Happy parents!
Nicole Elyse & Justin Happy parents!
Xzavius Maximus
Xzavius Maximus
Xzavius & his Great grandmother
Xzavius & his Great grandmother
Xzazius & his MOM my daughter Nicole Elyse!
Xzazius & his MOM my daughter Nicole Elyse!
Xzavius  1 year young!
Xzavius 1 year young!

 

Life Truly Is Precious

Introducing: "Xzavius Maximus Hill"

Life is the most precious imperceptible gift that we will ever have. It is priceless! Every living soul has been given the “breath of life by God!” It is by HIS GRACE we live! This is true whether you believe it or not. “the Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” Genesis 1.

Babies are amazingly born everyday all over the world in all colors shapes and sizes with varying temperaments! This is truly an everyday occurring miracle! For me it is a reminder of the Lord and His incredible creation of life itself! God is the Giver and Sustainer of Life!

I am eternally grateful to know that the Lord is real and that there is nothing more important than life itself! Once the Lord reveals Himself to you, you will never be the same! As you increasingly spend time with Him and get to know Him you realize that He has a purpose for your life as well as everyone else. You begin to acquire a respect for life and do not take it for granted! It is our individual choice to migrate closer to the Lord to get to really know Him through His Word! He has given us the freedom of choice! He LOVES us just that much! In fact HE is LOVE!

A newborn baby is a gift that reminds us of the preciousness of what life is really about! Everyday babies are born all over the world. In all different shapes sizes and colors! I would like to share with you:

“Xavius Maximus Hill" He was born on September 29th 2010 in Roseville CA! "For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother's wound, I PRAISE YOU because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful..." Psalms 139.

Xzavius is the son of Nicole Elyse & Justin Stephen! Nicole is our firstborn and only daughter! Xzavius is a sweet beautiful, healthy content baby boy who weighed in at 7 lbs 14oz. & 20 inches long. Just maybe we will be able to get a photo of him with his eyes open … before they change colors?

He has bright heavenly baby blue eyes! This in itself is a wonder because our beautiful daughter Nicole is a glowing caramel brown woman of color! Her husband Justin is fair skinned and quite white;This is somewhat funny because his nickname is Superman! It is quite interesting how their combining genes have produced this wonderful baby boy! No doubt the Lord makes us all different like a beautiful bouquet! Xzavius has two handsome, brilliant older brothers who welcome him to their family as well; Xzavier who is a genius and Xzander who is an autistic genius And gorgeously beautiful sister Jocelyn!

I must share and say that I am very thankful! I am also surprised! We now have (18) eighteen beautiful, wonderfully healthy and hilarious grandchildren who love the Lord and are all uniquely different, but equally loved and all quite talented… I must say that I am so very proud of them all and they lovingly call me Mimmy! God truly is GOOD! Life truly is PRECIOUS!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Rajan Jolly, How lovely as you so wonderfully stated" Truly all life stems from Him..." Amen! Thank You for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      DeBorrah, I appreciate your offering thanks to the Good Lord for bestowing the gift of a child in the family. Truly all life stems from Him and thus a child is mostly love and the closest to the image of God.

      Beautiful hub. Voted up.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Moonlake, They truly are all quite wonderful and keep us on our toes. Xzavier really is an adorable child. I/we are thankful for all of them. I too believe that babies are a gift from God!

      Thank You for stopping by to share, please do come again, In HIS Love Grace, Joy, Peace & Blesssings!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      18 how nice I wish I had that many grandchildren. The baby is so cute. Babies are such a gift I wish they all had perfect life and parents and grandparents that loved them the way I can see your family does. Vote up on your hub.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Vocalcoach, Thank You! I am really Thankful! Yes! As you say "God Loves families..." Yes again! "We are ALL GOD'S family..."

      Xzavius is happily walking and talking a bit as well!

      Thank you for stopping by to share, In His Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You & Yours!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I love this. Your family is so blessed and so beautiful. How God loves families. This precious baby must be almost walking by now. What joy you have experienced. We are all God's family and he treasures each one of us.

      Praise be to Him! May He continue to shower his blessings upon you and your family. Much love~

      vocalcoach

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin, He is truly a delightful child! God is GOOD!

      Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Grace Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless you & yours!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      What a beautiful baby boy, DeBorrah :-) You are so blessed to have such a lovely family. I see such beauty in family. It's such a reflection of God and his love for us. Peace :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Xzavier, LOVE you through forever...

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Almasi, THANK YOU! Please do come again, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Xzavier 6 years ago

      You too Mimmy

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      almasi 6 years ago

      Up-lifting and Beautiful.

      May God continue to shower you and your family with blessings.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Xzavier, What a pleasant surprise! Yes you are! I am so proud of you! You are a wonderful grandson and big brother and I am sure that you will continue to set an excellent example... Love you and God Bless YOU!

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      Xzavier 6 years ago

      I'm his brother!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Susansisk, It is a bit surprising to me at times myself. However I must say they truly are a Blessing and they help me to be just that more mindful of how precious life is and how GOOD GOD is...

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless you and yours as well!

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      susansisk 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Beautiful hub! It is hard to believe that you have 18 grandchildren! Congratulations on your wonderful family.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Kenny MG, So glad that you were inspired by this! THANK YOU for sharing your encouraging words by which I am most humbled... God is truly worthy of the PRAISE! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! God Bless You!

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      Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

      What a beautifully written and very inspiring, need I say fully educational message? You are an inspiration to the human spirit DeBorrah, a gem shining out from and above the darkness which currently invades our world. Please keep the light shing for the lost souls on life's troubled sea, needing an anchor for the mind and soul to rest.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Dr PastorCarlotta, THANK YOU!!! I am touched because you get this... There is a freedom and a beauty when the Lord shows you that life goes so much deeper than the surface...

      Yes GOD who is LOVE, LOVES us! He LOVES you and I do too... GOD BLESS YOU!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      I just had to repost this statement you made. "I am eternally grateful to know that the Lord is real and that there is nothing more important than life itself! Once the Lord reveals Himself to you, you will never be the same! As you increasingly spend time with Him and get to know Him you realize that He has a purpose for your life as well as everyone else. You begin to acquire a respect for life and do not take it for granted! It is our individual choice to migrate closer to the Lord to get to really know Him through His Word! He has given us the freedom of choice! He LOVES us just that much! In fact HE is LOVE! You took the WORD right out of my mouth!!! Tears came from my eyes, I LOVE HIM! And HE LOVES ME! Congrats on your new life, your grandbaby! God Bless your whole family my friend!!!! Much love!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Skye2Day, We can REJOICE together! God is truly amazing! What an interesting time to be born! Yes we will encourage them to be Lights for the Lord!

      We both can thank the Lord for beautiful precious healthy grand babies! Yes! We will do all we can to see that they grow up to Love the LORD more each day!

      LOVE & HUGS to you and may HIS Blessings be upon you & yours! Again CONGRATULATIONS! GOD BLESS YOU!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Bayoulady, I must admit he really is adorable! You are too kind I am Thankful beyond words! It amazes me at times myself; first there was one then two then three, four, five... My children take very good care of their children and they are all so interesting... We quite often spend time with them individually and a few or many at a time as well as;

      Yes we really have a Wonderful time when we all get together!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lady E, Thank You! HUGS and LOVE to you as well! Xzavius Maximus is a beautiful little boy! I am most thankful for my family… Thank you again for your warm and endearing expressions! You are dear to me as well! GOD BLESS YOU!

      In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, peace & Blessings!

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Debborah I am crying a bucket of tears sister. GOD IS so amazing. This little one is so precious and beautiful.

      GRANDAMS the same day. GOD IS AMAZING HE IS TOO MUCH ALLELUIA MY SISTER. I tell you these little ones are going to be mighty for Christ. Lights for the LORD I know it deep in my heart. Praise GOD I Love his name. Darling.I LOVE you and I am so happy for you. I am on cloud nine I will stay here. HUGS Galore my friend. I love the pictures. The little one with the hat is too cute.

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      The baby is adorable! You look so young ,like a beauty queen at that ,that I had no idea at first you were talking about a grandchild. Then I figured it would surely be your first one!

      18 !!!!!!!Oh my. Thanksgiving with you guys is going to be blast,I'm sure!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Aaaawh. Congratulations. Glory be to God. This is so beautiful, I wish I could Hug you. I'm so happy for all of you - You have such a sweet family.I've gotten to know that through your Writing.

      “Xavius Maximus Hill" Beautiful name for a Beautiful baby and May God's favour always rest upon him.

      God continue to bless your family. xxx

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      JustcallmeLeroy, Thank You! God Bless you as well. He is such a beautiful little boy... Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Justcallmeleroy 7 years ago

      God Bless you and the Wonderful Gift He has Given unto you. My Dear Sister I am so Happy for you. May she be the Joy unto you and our Lord. God Bless you and Your family.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Nobody, I agree Babies are easy to Love! Racism in my opinion is a form of spiritual warfare. It hinders seeing the deeper meaning and allows stereotypical thinking to become pervasive. It is a reality that one must live with but not fear…. Which explains those “other eyes” you mentioned! I think babies are often accepted initially regardless of color because they are non threatening…

      I realize that each baby born into the world is unique and will all experience a degree of adversity as well as rejection. Some more than others… This is why it is important that they are loved and meant to feel secure in who they are as an individual. I/ we always make a point to remind them that God loves them and has created them for a purpose…. I think it is really important for them to KNOW that they belong to God who is everywhere they are the sooner the better… We all just come out different colors…

      I do not say this pridefully but I raised my children to accept all people and be mindful of who they belong to and proud of who they are...

      Thank you for your concerns and prayers… In His Love, Peace, Joy & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Tina V, God Bless You! I am quite Thankful! GOD truly is GOOD! YES! Each child is a Blessing! SO GLAD that you have been inspired! Keep Looking up!

      So nice of you to stop by to share! In HIS Love,Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! THANK YOU! Have a marvelously BLESSED week as well!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Cristina, THANK YOU! God is Absolutely Amazing! Life is precious gift from HIM! A newborn is a sweet reminder of the Miracle of life... Thank GOD for JESUS CHRIST!

      Thank you for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      James A Watkins, THANK YOU! Yes he is a precious adorable gift from the Lord!

      Your kind words are much appreciated! Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Heart4theWord, I KNOW! It is quite interesting... My how fast time passes... But I must say I am quite THANKFUL! They keep me abreast of this up and coming generation. Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Stars, THANK YOU! Yes he is... It is so wonderful to know that ALL babies are gifts from the Lord! GOD is GOOD! The LORD makes all the difference in the world!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      A M Werner, THANK YOU & GOD BLESS! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Fred Allen, I like that! "Life truly is the miracle of all miracles!" That captures my point! God is the Giver and Sustainer of life! He can make us however HE pleases...

      Thank You! God Bless YOU! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      Robert E Smith 7 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Babies are so easy to love. They are so small and vulnerable and at the height of racism most people could love them. Then they begin to grow up and people begin to move away from them and categorize them and to stop loving them as precious life. They begin to see them through other eyes. Why can't we see them as precious as we did at first? Why can't we see them as God sees them, Precious Enough To Die For? I rejoice with you my sister and I will begin to pray for this little life. I will pray the Lord even now prepare his life before Him. That He will plan his wife and family should that be His will. That He will protect him and be real to him from the very first. I love you sister.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Dave Price, How thoughtful and kind of you! Thank you so much! May the Lord shower His Bountiful Blessings upon you as well! Thank you for stopping by to share! Please do come again! In HIS Love, Joy Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Kristeen, Thank you we have much in common! LIFE is PRECIOUS! It is so wonderful when the Lord opens your heart and spiritual eyes you see things on a much deeper level!

      Our eldest grandson just turned fifteen I soon will share some of his wonderful poems as well... GOD BLESS YOU!

      Thank you as always for stopping by to share! In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & BLESSINGS!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Ulrike Grace, I am truly THANKFUL! So nice of you to stop by and share this precious memory! Your kind, considerate and joyful words are welcomed and appreciated!

      In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Lifegate, Thank You! GOD is AMAZING! Life is an everyday occurrence that many take for granted! Children are entrusted to us by God for a season but they ALL belong to HIM! Each day is a gift from the GOD! To the LORD I am truly thankful!

      Thank you for stopping by to share, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      TINA V 7 years ago

      Congratulations! You are blessed with a wonderful family. Your experience is an inspiration to all couples.

      Indeed, life is so precious. Every child born is a blessing from God. All parents and families have the responsibility to take care of him.

      Have a great week!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 7 years ago from Manila

      Congratulations ! I rejoice with you for the arrival of your grandchild by your only daughter Nicole. Truly every child born is a precious gift from the Lord. Thank you for sharing this great part of your life with us here at Hubpages. Wonderful hub.

      Blessings to you and your family always.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on the new born baby!! What a precious gift this is. How lucky he is to have you in his world. I am struck by a line you wrote:

      "eighteen beautiful, wonderfully healthy and hilarious grandchildren who love the Lord"

      I cannot think of much better than that, my dear.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Wow, I can't believe you have so many grandchildren:) Congratulations on a beautiful baby!

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s Deborrah : Your grand baby is very beautiful and sweet,and as adorable as and angel in Heaven could ever be. Your hub is a wonderful message to us all of the wonders and beauty of life. God Bless you Dear Heart in God's joy forever.

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      Allen Werner 7 years ago from West Allis

      BEAUTIFUL! Peace.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Life truly is the miracle of all miracles! Nobody or no thing but God could pull off such a feat! Congrats on the new grandbaby! He's beautiful!

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      DavePrice 7 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      Congratulations - may God's blessings pour down on you like rain.

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      Christine 7 years ago from Michigan

      DeBorrah, Congratulations! The gift of life never ceases to amaze. What a wonderful precious gift. You are truly blessed.

      I am the opposite of you. My son is white and married a black woman and they created beautiful "Brown" babies. Sadly they are divorced now though. Children are all little living breathing miracles. We have 15. The youngest is 3. Our oldest turned 18 this past March and graduated from high school.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Rev Lady, Thank You! I too pray that He loves the Lord! We have another grandson "Caleb" who is not quite 2 yrs old and he loves to sing, raise his hands and praise the Lord already...

      Blessings to you and yours as well! In HIS Love, Joy, Thankfulness, Peace & Blessings!

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      UlrikeGrace 7 years ago from Canada

      Your infectous happiness and love is very catching...I found myself laughing right out in shared joy at your happiness. God is gracious in that he gifts us with these little ones to continue to teach us of His amazing goodness. Bless you and thanks for sharing...enjoy your grandchildren...

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      William Kovacic 7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Congratulations to parents and grandparents. Glad he's healthy and I loved your use of your interspersed Scripture. Thanks for sharing!

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      up & beautiful! Well written beautiful hub that only a loving 'Minny' could write. It has been said before, "If I'd known how enjoyable grand-babies would be, I'd had them first..."

      blessings...

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      RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      We rejoice in the special gift of life and the new possibility of another soldier in God's army.

      Congratulations and may God's blessings rest on you and your family.

      Forever His,