Our Little Man,
Did you know, your mom and dad are crazy about you?! Although we have yet to see you face to face you are 110% a part of our family and we are so thankful. In just a few short months you will be here with us, we could not be more excited. December 12, 2013, that is the day we are expecting you. I wonder, are you going to have your daddies skill of always being on time, or are you going to be a little slower like your momma? Either way, we cannot wait for the Christmas season to arrive and have you with us!
For years I have followed this rule: No Christmas music until AFTER Thanksgiving. However, because we are so excited about your arrival in December, I am very tempted to break this rule and celebrate your coming a few months early. I haven’t broken yet, we’ll see how long we can last! We went to the Dr. today and were able to see you again! My goodness boy, you are growing!
As we watched you move around on the ultrasound screen our hearts were at peace as we are seeing first-hand our Lord is forming you perfectly day after day. This whole “first time” parent thing can be pretty intimidating. But, the further we go, the more we see you are being held firmly in the hands of our Savior and you will continue to be all the days of your life. Oh, my son, we are praying already for you to come to know the Lord at a very early age. He has BIG plans for you and we are thrilled to be a part of them! Did you know the first step in His plan for you is to be born in Haiti?!
We never imagined bringing our son into the world in Haiti, you are going to be quite the “cultured” child. Your Aunt Maggie worries that you will only speak Creole, and she won’t be able to understand you. But, I think the southern drawl of your momma and daddy will keep you familiar with all your roots. Your grandparents are pretty curious about all a life in Haiti may consist of for their grandson…your dad took this picture of me and Dr. Guichard today so we can help them see who is checking up on you month after month.
We are glad Dr. Guichard speaks English. It’s a little scary learning all kinds of new words about you, our child, so it’s very helpful to have things explained to us in our first language! Welp, little guy, your momma has plenty more she could say, but I’ll let your little ears rest for the moment. We’ll keep writing to you as your arrival approaches and even after that! This is an exciting time for our whole family and we hope to document every bit we can. Know you are loved and already have some stinkin’ proud parents! Keep resting and growing so you can be fully prepared for this crazy world!by