Welcome to the world, Evan James!

December 16, 2016

Evan = Fight­er-Young War­rior-God is gra­cious / James = son of thun­der

Tru­ly, the name could­n’t have been more per­fect for Evan James who arrived safe & sound, although a month ear­ly. For rea­sons unknown, he was grow­ing small and the best deci­sion by the O.B. was to have him “out” for clos­er and safer mon­i­tor­ing. This was tru­ly one of the prayers answered. Michelle had expressed that this preg­nan­cy was dif­fer­ent than the rest yet her (and Evan) fought the good fight right down to the sweet­er end! Hence, his name, Evan. Fun­ny enough, his old­er sib­lings have longer (beau­ti­ful) names and because he came out small­er, his name serendip­i­tous­ly matched. And like a light­ning bolt, he came out “by him­self” (as the nurs­es put it) even before Michelle had a chance to push; so he’s def­i­nite­ly a “son of thun­der” (in ref­er­ence to James and John, Jesus’ dis­ci­ples who were broth­ers).

Preg­nan­cy is such a beau­ti­ful yet frag­ile phase in a cou­ple’s life that must be cher­ished from the moment of con­cep­tion. With all of the expe­ri­ences that we had, we thought, “Oh, you meet some­one, you get mar­ried and then you have babies.” Easy-peasy, right? For some, preg­nan­cies may come easy (and that’s a bless­ing in itself). For oth­ers who have chal­leng­ing ones, we salute you for your courage, strength and per­se­ver­ance (emo­tion­al­ly and phys­i­cal­ly) through the heartaches, anx­i­eties, the highs & lows of every appoint­ment to what­ev­er result becomes of Baby in the end. We keep all those who are expect­ing, in our prayers, all the time.

As for our Prayer War­riors (you know who you are!), we can’t thank you enough for your con­stant sup­port! God does lis­ten. God does answer. God is Life. God is Love.

You cre­at­ed every part of me; you put me togeth­er in your moth­er’s womb.”
— Psalm 139:13

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