Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Boy!

We are pleased to announce the birth of our son, John William Pruett! He was born on his Great Grandma Jan’s birthday, Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 at 11:06 pm and weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces. He measured 21.5 inches tall. John William is named after Zachary’s dad, William John “Bill” Pruett, a man who means the world to our entire family. He is a true gentleman and a man whose faith in Christ and willingness to help others will set a godly example for our son.  John means “God is gracious” and William means “Strong-willed warrior.” We pray that our son would choose to be a warrior in the fight for truth and be a strong witness of God’s grace.  Fittingly, John is also named after John the Baptist, a perfect choice for our son since his momma was named after the Biblical Elizabeth, and daddy Zachary’s name is derived from the Biblical priest Zechariah! We are so happy to have our little boy, and we ask you to pray for good health for the entire family and a smooth transition to a family of four. Pictures coming soon!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Waiting

The expectation. The wait. There are few times in one’s life when the anticipation is this great. A child is to be born. A son or a daughter. As eager as I am to meet my new baby, I don’t want to lose the wonder of these last few days. It is bigger than Christmas. It is more unpredictable than a wedding. Only God knows the exact birthday of this precious little one.  Zachary and I will know soon enough, and it will forever be a highpoint on our calendar. For now, it is a secret. A surprise of the greatest kind. Labor could begin any hour, but the anticipation grows with each uneventful day. I pray for God’s perfect timing and for a smooth labor and delivery. I trust that, no, I won’t be pregnant forever. This baby will be born, and we will enjoy newborn cuddles in time. Until then, I enjoy the wait – the expectation of a baby that is unique and special and as loved as any child, born or unborn, could be.

Friday, July 04, 2014