Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Time Has Come

In less than 24 hours, Kristin and I will welcome 3 new humans into the world. How's that for a sobering thought?

My thoughts about tomorrow - how everything will happen - how our lives will change forever - how we will be responsible for 3 new children - come in waves. There have been a few times where a wave of emotion will wash over me - not at controlled, predictable times, but out of the blue - while driving, while listening to music, while working.

Two and a half years. For two and a half years Kristin and I prayed that God would see us fit to parent a child. For two and a half years, we dreamed that we would be able to hold a newborn baby; that we would be able to have the joy of wet kisses, warm snuggles and little laughs. We dreamed of reading bedtime stories, bandaging scrapes and bruises and watching a little tummy go up and down while sleeping snugly in a crib.

Almost 3 years later, God has heard our prayers, and has answered. Tomorrow we will get to meet God's answer to our prayers, and not just one child; He's deemed us fit to parent 3, all at the same time. What an amazing God we serve! What an honor, a joy and a privilege we have been given.

Today my heart is full. I'm sure tomorrow's feelings will exceed today's, but today my heart is full of joy and thanksgiving. We are so blessed.

Over the last few months, you have joined us on our journey to parenthood, tomorrow the journey of parenthood begins. We can't tell you how much we appreciate your prayers and support - it has meant so much to us - and it would have been a very different journey without you. Thanks.

Kristin and I hope you'll continue to journey with us! We will appreciate your prayers tomorrow morning at 8am. Please pray that these new lives arrive safely, that God will grant our team of doctors wisdom and steady hands. Pray that God will soothe our nerves, and watch over Kristin as she endures this operation. Please pray that God will continue to hold Kristin's heart in His hand, and that He will see our family through this operation and recovery safely.

I will post again as soon as I can! Please be patient as we try to update everyone as quickly as we can! If possible, I'll update the blog from my phone at the hospital, pictures will follow as soon as I can get them uploaded to the computer at home. Stay Tuned!


Stephanie Klahsen said...

Hey guys! Nathan and I are both super excited for you. Know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Nathan has a little quote (surprise surprise) from Martin Luther that he wanted to share.

Martin Luther used to get a lot of flack for changing diapers- his response was "I will continue to change diapers for the glory of God."

We look forward to hearing about the birth of your beautiful babies.

Nathan, Stephanie and Joelle

Anonymous said...

Ps. 34:7, "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." !!! Angels love a good birthday party...they always show up.

Love, Mom (aka Grandma Lucas)

Anonymous said...

You are in our prayers and will continue to be. We are so excited to hear all about the babies births. God Bless.
Love Wayne & Ellen

Cathie said...

Feeling a sense of excitement and anticipation with you in a deja vu kind of way! We are praying with you for the safe arrival of your long-awaited little babies.
Triple blessings to all of you!!!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers will be with you all now and in the morning. Love to you all and we can not wait to hear the news. God Bless you all
Hugs and Kisses
Aunt Lynda and family

Sue said...

As we were leaving from dinner with Doug's clients tonight it was 9:30 pm (12:30 am at home) and we immediately were thinking of you guys and praying for you as you both I'm sure try to sleep. Talk about Christmas coming early!

We (as well as my small army of prayer warriors) are keeping you all in our prayers and can't wait to hear who has joined our family!! They are going to be 3 very spoiled and well loved little niblings!! :-D

Love you guys xoxo

Amy said...

I've been praying for all of you since I heard about their impending arrival this week. Last night, I was so full of excitement and prayer for your family and I sit here at 7:55am thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer.
I can only imagine the joy God is feeling as he knows that now is the time you can fully experience the blessing He has in store for he has known about for a very long time. I think He knows his kids and knows how wonderful of parents you are going to be that he can entrust you with three.
Thinking of you, loving you and praying for you today.

Anonymous said...

We are very excited for you guys. What a long-awaited blessing x3. We continue to hold you in our prayers.

Theresa & Trevor