NEW ARRIVAL: Baby Japji Luthra was born on Sunday at Gladstone Hospital to loving parents Sonia and Monty.
NEW ARRIVAL: Baby Japji Luthra was born on Sunday at Gladstone Hospital to loving parents Sonia and Monty. Mike Richards

Parents find perfect wife for Curtis Island worker

WHEN Sonia and Monty met online through Skype they never imagined a beautiful baby girl would be theirs sooner rather than later.

The couple was introduced to each other through their parents while Monty Luthra was working on Curtis Island as a kitchen hand.

They started chatting online and just nine months later Mr Luthra said he couldn't live without Sonia.

"My parents found me the best woman of all," he said.

In 2011 the couple moved to Gladstone and 18 months later were married in India.

Never did they imagine though that two years later they would be blessed with baby Japji.

Japji was born at Gladstone Hospital on Sunday at 3.34pm.

The little girl weighed 2950g and was 51cm in length.

The couple called her Japji because it means prayer.

"Prayer is the answer, without prayer there is nothing from God, prayer is power," Mr Luthra said.

We sent a picture home to the parents and they were so happy.

"I was dancing, everything is so good and this is the best gift," Mr Luthra said.

Mrs Luthra said it all happened so quickly.

"I went to the toilet and I just knew - the baby was coming," she said.

"All the lights went on and the nurses came in and she was crowning."

The couple shared the moment with Mr Luthra's family friend's mother.

All said they feel incredibly blessed.

The couple will take baby Japji home in the next couple of days and say they call Gladstone home.

"We really like it here," Mr Luthra said. "I am a taxi driver now and it's good."

Baby girl Japji will visit India when she is old enough.



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