Just this past Thursday I became an auntie! My little nephew, Isaac, came into the world, a true miracle. For five years we have prayed for this little boy and finally he arrived...in his own time. This shows me that God is truly at work in our lives...sometimes He likes to take His time to make sure that everything is perfect! I am so excited for my brother and sister-in-law, they are so in love with this little guy! When I got the message that she was in labor I was sitting in the hallway of an elementary school while 100 little kids participated in Vacation Bible School (I was at the nurse desk with bandaids); I was so excited that I wanted to leave and jump in the car and drive to Connecticut to see them...probably not the wisest of decisions so I stayed at my desk...but the whole time I just couldn't wait to see a picture of my nephew! Finally I got a text message from my brother saying Isaac had arrived...and the second text message I got was that he also had Emil's little jacked up toes (a couple of which happen to cross under each other). That's when I cried a little...Isaac is a little mini Emil/Hannah...that's when it hit me that he's not just this little guy who had been growing in Hannah for 9 months...he was in fact, a little version of the two of them...God's proof of love embodied in a person!
Thinking of that, I am even more excited to meet our little girl...to see what she looks like...maybe have my crazy hair or something...but most importantly I can't wait to see her as an embodiment of God at work in our lives!