There’s a lot of fear that comes when a baby is born ahead of schedule. Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith knows about it first hand, as Faithwire has previously reported.
After months of prayer, Smith and his wife, Jewel “Shirley” Smith, are finally able to bring their newborn daughter Dakota home after she spent four months in NICU.
Dakota was born five months early and weighed just one pound.
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On Tuesday, the couple shared the joyous moment of them leaving the hospital with baby Dakota.
And on Wednesday, the NBA player showed off his dad skills with a photograph of his newborn daughter lying on his chest.
Fans and fellow athletes about bringing his new bundle of joy home for the first time after months of prayers soon after he shared a message about little Dakota on social media.
@TheRealJRSmith GOD is so AWESOME!!! Congrats to ur family brother!! Love Y'all
— Damon Jones (@D19J) May 24, 2017
https://t.co/3KvmocVTc2 …Congrats!!! Continued Blessings!!!
— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) May 24, 2017
J.R. Smith has three daughters: Dakota, Demi and Peyton.
As Faithwire reported earlier this year, Smith announced he and his wife’s second daughter was born early and needed prayers.
.@TheRealJRSmith and his wife share difficult family news. pic.twitter.com/efNsDANUo8
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) January 7, 2017
Jewel Smith said the couple decided to share their journey with the world because they know they’re “not the only family going through this.”
“Please keep us in your prayers, and we’ll do the same for everybody else,” she said.
(H/T: Love B Scott)
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