Wednesday, December 1, 2010


After thinking about Corban and Cate... all they are in our lives, all they've added to our lives, 
how much fun it is watching them play together now, how much I love who each of them are, how I can't even imagine just one being here and not the other...
 I'm reminded again of God's perfect timing, His sovereignty.
and I'm blown away thinking that we get to do it again.
Another blessing, another miracle, another demonstration of God's goodness to us...
Another piece added to our family...
Another little one who will soon make it impossible to think that we ever lived without them, that our family was just four instead of five.
I can't wait to drink in that sweet newborn smell, to kiss those chubby little cheeks, inspect every little finger and tiny toe. In my ultrasound today, you could see their little mouth, shaped just like their big brothers- and my heart was overwhelmed, anxious and excited, so in love with this baby growing inside of me.
So unplanned and unexpected, but oh-so-wanted and loved. 
I can't wait to meet this baby, to finally know who it is who loves their hands in front of their face, feet in my right side, who hiccups every night as I fall asleep. I can't wait to show them to Corban and Cate, to watch them love their new sibling. I can't wait to see Corban play the big brother- again- but now as a big kid instead of a baby himself. I am so looking forward to seeing Cate love and nurture- the same way she does her baby dolls and teddy bears. 
So much anticipation... so much joy... so much to be thankful for.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good...
(psalm 136:1)


  1. Oooh, I can't wait to "meet" this baby, too! I remember the anticipation before Cate arrived so well. You have such precious children. It's hard to believe a third will soon be here!

  2. i can't wait to meet baby mcg #3 either! i can't imagine any kid being cuter, funnier or sweeter than your first 2, so this little guy/gal has a lot to live up to. :)

  3. This made me think of my posts and also my letters to Adelaide about a month before her birth...just the pure excitement.
    Makes me want another baby (someday).
    I really loved this post...and really hope that you have this baby before we move! Oh I hope! I think about that often and how sad I'd be if I didn't get to hold him or her just once.

  4. Me too! How wonderful that you will have your little blessing in your arms in just a few short weeks!!! I'm excited for you and can't wait to hear if you bring home a brother or sister for Corban and Cate! yay! Enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy too. :)

  5. Your kiddos are growing up so fast! They look bigger and bigger with every photo you post. I love the back lighting in the first two. I've been very baby hungry - I can remember how ready I was with Leon, so I can imagine what you're feeling. Isnt' it wonderful to have a family?

    p.s. Thank you for the comment - I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to take your family portraits so please do ask me!


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