It Is Time

"There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace."

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


It is time, sweet friends, for laughter instead of weeping; for dancing instead of mourning.

Introducing our third prince:


September 30, 2010

11:04 p.m.

6 lbs. 2.6 oz.

19 inches

Healthy, strong, breathing, crying, living.

Words cannot express our gratitude and utter adoration for this precious son we have been given.

God is SO GOOD.


Two tender little boys. Living, breathing, loving and thriving.

One sweet child we will meet for the first time when it is our time to join him or her in Heaven.

One precious daughter.  Home, safe, whole, missed and adored.

And one tiny new life . . .

We are thrilled and thankful, and in the same breath, terrified and trembling.  Please pray with us--for this precious new life and each of our hearts as we begin this new journey with number five.  We covet your prayers.

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

-Philippians 4:4-7