As I hold this little gift, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and filled with joy. We have walked a very difficult journey with our precious best friends this year, and I am reminded even more that this new life cannot be taken for granted. Healthy babies are not promised, they are a miracle. Both the week of finding out I was pregnant with Max, and the week of delivering him were marked with different times of both grieving and celebrating simultaneously, a crazy picture of the mysterious ways of the Lord, Him showing us his goodness when it feels good and when it doesn't. But we know that He IS good, all of the time. Thank you Jesus.
Here are some pictures of this week:
Just got checked into my room
Look at those tiny feet
My sweet Angela holding Max
This is one proud big sister! It is so crazy how much change I have seen in her the last few days. She is absolutely crazy about Max and wanting to help in any way that she can! It is the sweetest thing! She can't wait to kiss him when he wakes up, pat his little bottom when he cries, melts my heart.
Jett is still not so sure :)
Ready to come home!
Hanging out with Poppy, look at his little ear sticking our from his hat!
Crazy about his Mimi already! She has been SO much help, I can't even tell you! She just knows what I need before I can even say it! Love you Mom!
Hmm...so are you going to live here now?
He was kissing him, big step!
As I said, and I will say so many more times, I am so thankful to be the mommy of these three. Max, you are a precious blessing, I am so glad that you are here. I can't wait to watch you grow. Your daddy and I were just talking about all of the things that we are praying for you already! We are praying for your salvation, that you would be a mighty warrior for the Lord, that your wife, if she is born, is being brought up in the ways of the Lord, and that the name of Jesus is spoken often and the gospel proclaimed boldly in this house as you grow, and so many more things! We love you precious boy.