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Monday, August 29, 2005

Dear C-boy

August 29, 2005

Hello my child… I’m your dad. Your beautiful and amazing mother is sleeping peacefully now. What a wonderful surprise when I arrived home earlier this evening, a back to work Monday after just returning from spending 9 days vacationing with the Elwood family at Point No Point Resort in British Columbia, Canada. Your mother stopped me in the back doorway, handed me “a piece of important mail” to read. We held each other there laughing with tears in our eyes, as I read from a love letter she wrote me… your news was the surprise ending she had in store for me. She had first found out earlier in this morning after I had already left for work. She went through her day in a daze! You are an answer to our prayers. God has been preparing your mother and I all our lives…to be your parents. He has had to work extra hard with me. I’ve always been a bit of a rebel, but God has pursued me through these years, shown and re-shown me the error of my ways… and somehow still saw enough in me to bless me with your mother. I’m still quite stubborn sometimes, and your mom is well equipped to deal with me! Her background as a teacher has given her many skills in managing unruly children. I feel so fortunate. I am 37 years old and your mom is 32. In October we will have been married for just 2 years, although we feel as if we have known each other all our lives. In comparison to many around us, we are much older to be having you, our first child. We began trying to get pregnant 5 months ago and your mother had worried and felt frustration over the last few months at not having become pregnant yet. I was beginning to feel a bit inadequate, but your coming into existence happily proved me wrong. You have been planned for and created, given life by God at just the perfect time. I have much to tell you, much to teach you… but these younger years of mine will never be experienced by you. I always felt like I would have been ready to be a dad at a much younger age, but that just goes to show you how little we know about ourselves… God’s timing is not our timing… and His time is true. It is a bit strange to be calling myself dad, and your mom mom as I write. We have always been Tom and Lynette up to now. For now, you ought to know that we are so happy that you have been given to us by God. You have been alive for 2 weeks now. Your mom and I have an exciting 8-9 months to prepare for you. You are our secret for the moment. Soon we will share your news with all our family and friends. I should be getting back to bed with your mom now. She will be there waiting for me to hold her. I love her with all that I am… and I love you. I can’t wait to know more about you and think about names to choose for you. It’s gonna be such a fun and exciting 8+ months from here on out. I wonder if this is how my parents thought when they first found out about me? I wonder if this is God feels when He give us life? Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations." Our lives are about to change completely. I am smiling at the thought.

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