Monday, February 4, 2013

Excitement and Shock at the Same Time!

This past few weeks have been probably the most unexpected of my life. It's funny how sometimes we can have the future sort of mapped out in our minds and at the same time say we're following the Lord's direction. Being only a few years away I was looking forward to the empty nest season of life, having a little extra money and ready to do some things I'd only dreamed of. Nobody can say that God doesn't have a sense of humor, because often He does things that surprise us all. And a few weeks ago my wife and I were definitely surprised. With Katherine and I turning 46 this year, God decided it was time for our family to have a little shake up. So here's the scoop. Katherine is pregnant and we are going to have a baby at the end of the summer. It's so exciting I can't explain. There's so much joy it's incredible. What's hard is wrapping our arms around the idea. Our oldest child turns 18 next week and our youngest turns 14 this summer. So our family will look like two 46 year old parents, an 18 year old, a 16 year old, a 14 year old and a newborn. Talk about crazy! Regardless of the shock, there's already an excitement growing and we're already talking about all the things that will change having a baby in the home. Psalm 127:3 tells us that, "Children are a gift from the Lordthey are a reward from Him." We view this baby in Katherine to be such a gift and a true blessing from the Lord. God's plans for him/her must be amazing for Him to do what He's chosen to do. Thank you Lord for choosing my wife and I to bring this little one into the world and to train them up to fulfill your purposes. 

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