Sunday, July 20, 2008


With the pending birth of baby #3 tomorrow morning, I have been feeling nostalgic about Drew and Tessa’s birth.  Each of them have their own “birth” video.  Tessa’s is much better than Drew’s, mostly because Rob got much better at video editing between both of their births.  Some of you have seen them before, but even so, I wanted to share them again.  Each has their own song which they have come to know as “theirs.”  Drew’s song is “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin and Tessa’s is “Come and Listen” by David Crowder Band.  Both kids regularly request “their song” riding in the car.  Drew often gets offended if I try to sing his song with him!  He likes to sing it by himself and he knows all the words!

So many of you know our journey to having kids, but many  of you don’t.  I want to look forward to tomorrow morning, giving all the credit and glory to God for the birth of all of our children.  Our journey hasn’t been easy.  It started with 6 miscarriages over a 2 year period.  Each one was difficult.  Through it all, I knew in my heart that we would have a family—I just didn’t know how exactly God would accomplish that.  After the 6th miscarriage, through much prayer, we made the decision to try  one more time for a biological child.  It was a point of completely giving it all to God and knowing that if it didn’t work out, we were going to move on to adoption.  We were confident in this decision and confident that God would confirm his will for our family.  And, WOW did He!  We were so thrilled and blessed when Drew’s pregnancy was successful.  Then, surprise!   Tessa came along and that pregnancy was wonderfully successful as well.  I can’t help but well up with emotion when I think out about the overflow of blessing that baby #3 brings in light of our journey.  Psalm 126:3 says “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!”


Keep your eyes open in the next few days for Baby #3’s video!  We already have a song picked out for this one!


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