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Saiah's First Year

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By

Cherise E. Jackson

Saiah's First Year

Wedding Photos

To view all wedding photos and videos please click on the following link:

www.photobucket.com/jacksbanks

Saiah's First Year

For Travelers

Hotel

sugarbaywyndham.com

1 800 996-3426
6500 Estate Bay
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 US

We have made special arrangements with the beautiful Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa, and they have provided us with a discounted group rate. For reservations please call

1 800 996-3426 or 340 777-7100. Mention Jackson/Banks Wedding. Please book all reservations by July 4, 2010.

Room Rates

$149 single/double occupancy, rates per room, per night, 3rd and 4th persons 40$ each additional adult, Kids 0-18 Free.

Maximum of 4 people allowed per room. Minimum length of stay 3 nights. Upgrades to Deluxe, Partial ocean- view, add $30 per room, per night. Upgrades to Luxury Ocean View add $60 per room, per night.

Rooms are in two tier of rather imposing three-story buildings that crown a small hill. They are large and comfortably furnished, and have private balconies. Some have a stunning view of nearby islands, others catch the bay, and others look out to the pool and up the hills.

Saiah's First Year

Registry

Macy's

http://www1.macys.com/registry/wedding/guest/?registryId=214180

Bed Bath and Beyond

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/regGiftRegistry.asp?wrn=%2D1086070534&

Williams-Sonoma

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2568533/registry-list.html

Contact information

All gifts should be shipped to home address.

You can contact us at:

jacksbanks@verizon.net

aebcomm@hotmail.com

Saiah's First Year

Wedding Party

Norma Evans

Matron of Honor

I am so grateful to have Norma as my “big sister". She and I are very close. I am ecstatic that she will be with me to share in my special day. She is a phenomenal woman. Norma is an Assistant Attorney General for the state of New Jersey, an amazing mother and an exemplary wife. Happily married for twenty-four years, she got it right! Growing up, I could not have asked for a better role model.

Nina Kimmel

Bridesmaid

Nina and I met in 2004. She is the office manager where I work at StarBrite Dental. She is not only my co-worker but she is also my friend. I don’t know too many people who can say they are friends with their supervisor. Once I announced my engagement, Nina graciously offered her administrative skills as my personal assistant. I got a wedding/event planner, personal shopper and personal trainer extraordinaire. I don’t know how I could have done this without you. Thanks Chicka.

Nicole Powell

Flower Girl

Nicole is Dr. Seifi's (my boss/my friend) daughter and will make an ADORABLE Flower Girl. Nicole is six years old and enjoys ice skating. Thanks sweetie for being in our wedding

Raymond Gray

Best Man

Me and Raymond grew up together, seems like he's been in my life forever. We hung out everywhere in Philly. Raymond is like a brother to me. I remember on Sundays when we would go to church, my mom would grab Raymond and say, "you're coming too!" He is my Best man, my brother, my Boi!!!

Raymond Banks

Groomsman

Me and my cousin Raymond have a lot in common. We talk about any and everything under the sun. The one topic we haven't been able to share is the experience of marriage. Well now that's going to change. When I asked him to be in the wedding he said "Of course I'll stand with you." Thanks Fam.

Shawn Powell

Ring Bearer

Shawn is Dr. Seifi's (my boss/my friend) son and a pretty cool little dude. Shawn is eight years old and likes soccer. Thanks for being in our wedding Shawn.

Saiah's First Year

Events

Wedding Ceremony

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa
6500 Estate Smith Bay
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802 US

The Ceremony will take place on the St. John Terrace at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa. If you have received an invitation you can click on the RSVP button above to let us know you are planning to attend.

Invitro Fertilization

21 weeks


Invitro Fertilization

12 weeks




Invitro Fertilization

7 weeks



Invitro Fertilization

Conception


Saiah at 5 days old.

Saiah's Amazing Journey

Scripture

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful. It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Saiah's Amazing Journey

Our Testimony

When I met your father, I was 43 and he was 42 years old.  We got married 3 years later at 46 and 44. We tried to conceive for about 2 years but our parents were getting older and the focus shifted to taking care of them.  Your Ma Dear had been diagnosed with Dementia and Daddy's mom had a stroke.  We conceded that it would just be the two of us and we were okay with that.  We loved each other very much and that was enough.  In 2015, your Grandma Jean passed away and left a phenomenal legacy.  She was a commissioner for Montgomery County in Maryland and help underprivileged residents get housing.  At that time there were 3 pregnancies that my job, my best friend Tamara was pregnant, my cousin, Kenisha was pregnant and Tony's cousin Raymond, Jr.'s fiancé was having a baby.  I felt like I was bombarded with the idea of having a baby daily.  Wow! That is when the Lord put it on my heart to have a baby.  That baby being you.  At this point in my life we were exhausted at the end of a day and the thought of running behind a toddler was terrifying!  I, like Sarah laughed at the thought of getting pregnant at age 51. Although I was not initially thrilled with the concept, I quickly became overjoyed at the idea of having a baby!  One of the most magnificent gifts the Lord can give.

 Now keep in mind that I was told that Invitro Fertilization was not performed on women over 50 in this country.  I went on line to research fertility centers in our area.  After giving all my information, name, address, date of birth, etc, Shady Groove Fertility Center told me that they did not do IVF on women past 49 and a half years of age. I was crushed, but not for long.  I immediately got back online and found Washington Fertility Center with Dr. Pierre Asmar.  I loved him from the very beginning.  He was so positive.  After my initial consult with him the only major challenge was the money.  Where were we going to get the money to pay for the procedure?  Well, when the Lord has a vision, he will provide!  My employer, Dr. Seifi and her daughter, Nina loaned us the money.  Every step after that was effortless.  All the screenings and exams were passed effortlessly.  I was studying John at the time and whenever a seed of doubt started to pop up, I would remember  the scripture" I have shown you signs and miracles and yet still you do not believe."  We only had enough money to complete one cycle of IVF.  Voila, in that first cycle you were conceived. You are our miracle!

Saiah's Amazing Journey

The Dedication

Dearest Saiah,

 We dedicate this book to you. This book is for you, about you and because of you.  I hope that in the years to come that you will cherish it and share it with your family and their children. 


                                                                 With all our love,

                                                                                Mommy and Daddy

Saiah's Amazing Journey

The Dedication

Our Testimony

Scripture

Invitro Fertilization

Conception

7 weeks

12 weeks

21 weeks

Saiah's First Year

Events

Wedding Party

Registry

For Travelers

Wedding Photos

Gallery

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

October 8, 2016

Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

October 8, 2016

Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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Saiah Regina Banks & Her First Year

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