Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

And we're off!!!!!!

It is a strange feeling, knowing that today is the day my son will be born. Yet it is not altogether unlike the birth of Tyler, in that I was able to get ready and calmly gather all the things we needed before any pain began. This morning, as I was having a quiet time, I was reminded of something I had read some time ago in Beside Still Waters.

"This how to deal with God. Praise Him before you are delivered. Praise Him for what is coming. Adore Him for what He is going to do. I do not think there is a sweeter song in God's ear than the song of one who blesses Him for grace that has not yet been tasted, who blessed Him for answers that have not been received. The Praise for past gratitude is sweet, but even sweeter is the praise of full confidence that all will be well. Therefore, take down your harps from the willows an sing a song of Zion (Ps. 137:2,4) "Though the fig tree many not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive fail, and the fields yield no food; be no herds in the stalls- yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet and He will make me walk on my high hills" (Hab. 3:17-19).

His mighty providence cannot fail so long as one of his children needs to be provided for. Your song, while you are in distress, will be sweet music to God's ear. Go in the name of God. Meet your difficulties calmly and fairly. Do not have any plans or tricks, just commit yourself to God. This is the way you may confidently find deliverance. If you can only trust and praise God, you will see marvelous things that will utterly astonish you."

How I desire to praise the Lord for this day. I am confident of the mercy and grace I will experience as the day goes on. I do not doubt his perfect plan for this day- whatever the outcome may be (c-section, smooth delivery, tough delivery, ect). My heart is filled with expectation of great and marvelous things. He is so good! Here is one last picture of my pregnant self! 39 weeks....

And us... on our way to the hospital!!!!

So off we go to the hospital! Crazy. My sister will be updating the blog for the rest of the day. We thought it would be a fun way to keep family and friends in the loop of little boy Jacks arrival! So stay tuned!