Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Creation

Can you believe this is our baby three weeks ago?! Amazing.
"Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!" (2 Corinthians 5:17 MSG)

I wrote this post the day I found out about our sweet #3. I'll post another update soon since it's now 10 weeks later! We are due March 5th, so I'm about 14 weeks along. The outpouring of love and support is overwhelming and precious to us. I do not take any of it for granted. Almost five years ago I wasn't able to announce baby Thomas to the world, so this is super sweet and emotional for me.
Prayers are always appreciated!

Holy Cow. Oh Dear Lord. Are you kidding? Dear Lord.

All of those proclamations were uttered a lot and in differing orders this morning as my doctor delivered the news.

How fitting that this morning during the bible study we are working on (Gideon by Priscilla Shirer) was all about becoming a new creation. How we are not how we used to be now that we've encountered Jesus, so (as she says, and I agree) we shouldn't act or react like we used to...

And not only am I new creation because of my relationship with Jesus, He's blessed us with another creation from His hands. 

Dear Lord.

I've only received the news about two hours ago so please don't judge me. but, DEAR LORD! A third child? A sibling for Caroline and Thomas...Thomas will be a BIG brother?? What!?

I know what you are thinking, and just like I told the receptionist after she congratulated me then quickly asked if I was all right by the shell shocked look on my face...I know how this happens, I've had to kids already, but Oh My Lord!

And yes, Tyler and I prayed, fretted, decided against, prayed some more and finally rested in the decision to let God decide for us...we just didn't think it would be so flipping soon! Oh my.

So here we are. Tyler will get to experience morning (or all day) sickness, exhaustion, irrational crying, food cravings, not to mention what I'm going to go through :)
But in all seriousness, we are completely joyful and humbled. For me to know the highs and lows of pregnancy and be able to share that with Tyler and experience it with him is a true gift from God. One we do not deserve, but that God has provided and entrusted for us.
Tyler and I started our own relationship shocked at God's plan and how soon it all seemed, yet how right we knew it was by God's grace. And we've found ourselves again in the same place. Shocked at God's plan and the quick timing, yet we know it's right by God's grace.

We are no strangers to fear, loss, mourning and joy...we are not naive enough to think this next season of our lives won't hold the same experiences, but hallelujah we know that our God provides what we need for today, this moment, and that He will never let us go.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17 NIV