As Margaret announced today on Facebook, we are indeed pregnant (you’re supposed to say “we”)!!!
With lingering symptoms, Margaret decided it was time to take a pregnancy test, and low and behold we discovered Christmas Day that she is, in fact, pregnant (talk about a Christmas gift!). I acted as the second opinion on the test results, and when the verdict was decided that the vertical line, as faint as it may be, was in fact a positive, we had to hold on tight to each other, if for no other reason than to keep our hearts from bursting through our chests.
We took a few moments to breathe, lay down, and pray together, thanking God for this amazing gift, while also confessing (if not demanding…) that God is sovereign and that he is in complete control of our lives…because let’s face it, we’re not exactly “financially-baby-ready” at the moment. After we caught our breath, we told our parents and were greatly encouraged by the tears of joy and the excitement in their voices.
God has shown himself faithful over and over again in our lives, whether we praise him for it or not, and he has already begun to bless us in this process. He has given us a doctor that is a strong man of God, who is an elder at our church and has shown us unbelievable kindness and generosity both financially and prayerfully. Margaret and I want to ask you, the reader, to pray for him and ask God to bless his ministry and his practice, and that God would guide him as he cares for our baby and one day delivers him/her. Our doctor’s name is Dr. Devin Garza.
There’s so much more to say, so I’ll stop here and update you with more over the next few days, weeks, months. Baby Low is due around September 4th, so get excited world. We are!
I fell in love with these guys after hearing their album “Ohio.” In fact, it may be one of my top five favorite albums of all time. And, from what I’ve heard of this latest record, it seems to be another winner.
Please, please go and see them live and buy their records.
ps-I have one poster in mine and Margaret’s house that I got to keep from my bachelor days…it’s an Over the Rhine poster. Just sayin’!