It’s a …

Just so you don’t miss the announcement:

 

Yep – we’re having a little Buster!! ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can imagine, Daddy is very excited. Mommy’s excited too – partly because it’s a boy, but mostly because Daddy really wanted a boy. And big sister has no clue what’s comin’. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I asked her, “Do you want to have a baby brother?” She said “yes,” but I think if she really knew what I was asking, she would probably say a definite “No!”

We are thrilled! I’m so happy to know the gender before we leave for Panama – it helps me bond with the baby more when I can think of it as a “him” or “her” instead of an “it.” ๐Ÿ˜›

Speaking of…I leave Thursday (tomorrow) to take my little girl up to my parents’ house. ๐Ÿ™ I miss her already, but the Lord has definitely been giving me abundant grace and peace even as I prepare to leave her. I know there must be a lot of people upholding me in prayer!

Beginning Friday, I will not have internet access. I have daily updates scheduled so that you will know what we are doing each day, but I won’t be able to respond to any comments, so don’t take it as rudeness! ๐Ÿ™‚

And to close this hodge-podge post, here’s a song I’ve been meditating on the past 2 days:

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, โ€œThus saith the Lord!โ€

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How Iโ€™ve proved Him oโ€™er and oโ€™er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge meโ€™
Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Yes, โ€™tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

Iโ€™m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

~ย Louisa M. R. Stead

8 comments

  1. Christina says:

    can’t imagine leaving a little one behind but know that God will not only give you strength, wisdom, open doors in Panama but peace as you leave her behind. I know your parents will love every minute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Will be praying for you missing AG as I see your updates!

    Congratulations on a little boy! A whole new world of clothes, nursery decor, etc. – I am excited for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you have planned! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. becky says:

    Yea!!!!! Yes, we are excited! Anther precious nephew! And also, maybe this thing of Dad and Mom’s girls having girls and boy having boys will be broken! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    We are praying for you and J as you leave. It will be an amazing trip I’m sure! The Lord will give grace and strength in special ways while you are gone. I look forward to hearing all about the amazing ways you see God work. Aaaand… I can’t wait to play with AG!! Our girls are counting down until they see her. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kelly says:

    Congrats!! I’m so excited for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Praying for you as you leave your sweet girl. I know it’s so hard to be away from them. Praying for His sufficient grace for you!

  4. Carin says:

    Congratulations on the boy! How exciting!

    It’s hard leaving a child behind, but it is worth it sometimes. You become a better parent I think. And your parents will love having her.

  5. Beka says:

    Yay!! SOOO excited for you and Jonathan!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that it’s so neat that you and Sarah are due about the same time. How very fun!! Have a great trip and I’ll definitely be praying for you as you leave your little girl behind. That would be really, really hard for me too.

  6. Jessica Young says:

    Awesome for you guys! Girls are great, boys are great- you get the best of both worlds!

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