As you probably have guessed by the title above and picture on the right, I had the baby! With the birth of my son, my blog will (more than likely) take on a new direction, but first I need to share a little bit about my special boy. Following is the email that I sent to friends and family following his birth – hopefully it will clear things up a bit for my blog readers who may not know me personally.
Dear friends and family,
First I want to start off by saying how much Scott and I appreciate you and the many prayers that we know have been said for our family over the past several months. We always wanted multiple children, but gave up on that possibility years ago. Fortunately for us, God had other plans!
Many of you have met our special daughter, Sarah Kate. She has been such a joy for us, in spite of her challenges, for the past seven years and we have looked forward to the day when she would welcome the baby brother that she wished and prayed for, and the son that Scott and I had longed for. That baby boy, Nathan Scott, was born on Scott’s birthday, March 13 at 6:57 p.m. weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and we learned in just a short time what a special boy he is. God created him to be an angel walking among us, showing us what truly matters in life.
You may wonder – How could they know this about him when he is so young, so tiny, and hasn’t even left the hospital yet? Well, it’s because I have known other people like him, and they are all angels among us. You see, Baby Nathan was born with Down syndrome.
We do not know why God has chosen to give us these two very special children, but we know that whatever His reasons may be, we love them and will care for them in the best way that we know how. We have learned that with every challenge faced by having a special needs child there is an equal blessing to be experienced, so we look forward to the years of blessings to come.
Thank you again for your prayers and support. We appreciate you all so much!