He's here! Our second bundle of joy. After several days of annoying braxton-hicks type contractions, Zachary gave us only 3 hours and 15 minutes warning before entering the world. We didn't leave for the hospital for an hour and a half, and by the time they had their act together and the doctor arrived, it was time! Zachary still sleeps a lot, and we are trying to convince him that meals should come more than every 5 hours. He does NOT like to be moved, shifted, or have a light shining.
His older brother adores him and tries to be helpful. (well, as helpful as a toddler can be) Jude gives me Zachary's socks to put on his feet, and then promptly pulls them off again. If Zachary cries, Jude investigates and "tells" me that the baby is crying. So sweet! He's been a great sport about sharing mom and seems just as fascinated with the newborn as everyone else.
We are looking forward to getting to know our second little one. The life of opportunities ahead of him... the choices... the sad things... the glad times... We pray that he will come to know Christ for himself and love the Lord with all his heart, serving the Father with joy. We pray that he will be a man of character and integrity, and a mannerly gentleman. We pray that he and his brother will be good friends, loyal to their family, country, and God.
Zachary, you are a gift. Yet we know that you are only on loan, an investment from the Father; we are merely schoolmasters to lead you into manhood. May we be good stewards of the master's possession. We love you!