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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Some thoughts on our beautiful son..

What follows are some of the thoughts I wrote down a few hours after Lucas was born.  These are sentiments I never want to lose or forget, even through the sleepless nights...

What an overwhelming sense of relief and utter thankfulness.  Beside me sleeps our son, Lucas Joel - all 10lb 10 oz of him!  What a feeling, after such a "long" and stressful pregnancy.  So many times of feeling loss, so many times of wondering whether we would ever get to hold another baby of ours in our arms...and then this utter blessing.  So undeserved, and yet so graciously given to us by our Heavenly Father.  And then to find out that Lucas had a true knot in his cord.  Another miracle.  A knot in the cord is very serious, and yet God made sure that this knot did not tighten and that Lucas received all the oxygen and nutrients that he needed!
He is so beautiful and I am so utterly thankful.  Thankful, too, that my doctor decided it was okay to induce him 10 days early.  Imagine his size if he went to full term, and imagine what could have happened had his cord tightened had he been in the womb longer! God had everything under his control. And now it is over.  the dread of labour is gone and we have a beautiful gift.  I know he is ours and yet it feels a little unreal - he is really our son - a son - a boy!  Wow!
I am so relieved.  So utterly relieved to be done this pregnancy and labour.  So, so thankful to God for such an overwhelmingly wonderful gift.   What an powerful feeling of love for this beautiful boy...

And on Sunday we were allowed to present our son for baptism.  Lucas could receive the sign of God's covenant promises to him.  God has promised to be a faithful Father to our little boy... and we pray that our son may live up to this promise and that as he grows he may come to know and love his Lord and Saviour and live his life for Him!

Here are some photos of our gorgeous man in his baptism attire (and I changed our header on this blog to a photo of our whole family after his baptism):


  1. Congratulations Andrew and Natalie on the birth of your son. What wonderful news that God made all things so wonderfuly well. May God bless you all with many years together and may He grant you all you need in your task as parents.

  2. Congratulations guys! And thanks Natalie for sharing your thoughts with us. Your beautiful son is truly a blessing from God. And by the way, you look beautiful too friend!!! love ya! Johanna

  3. Congratulations Andrew and Natalie and girls on the birth of a another miracle. Wow a boy. Thanks be to our heavenly Father for making all things well at the time of delivery. May He bless you with what ever you may need in bringing Lucas up(love the name). All the best. Love from John and Nellie Visser