There are a very few times in life where one little event can change your life forever. We tend to think of these little earthquakes, these seismic shifts in our lives, as bad things--but there's at least one such shift that I think you'll agree is well. . .wonderful.
This video of Babs and I sharing our big news with our students at our Friday joint worship was filmed by Mai and lovingly edited by Vero. Thanks, friends, for helping us share our news with the kids. . .and the world. The first and second grade students were hilarious--we never expected that telling the kids about our baby on the way would be so funny! If you listen carefully you'll hear one of the little kids say to Barbara: "Do you have a husband?" She apparently never put the two Maycocks together! Later on another kid asked, "Will the baby be the principal of the school?"
So yes, we are--finally, I can imagine some of you sighing with relief--having a baby! It still doesn't seem quite real yet. There are many milestones still to come before the big day (which the doctor tells us will be around September 21, my mom's birthday!)--seeing the ultrasound and finding out if it's Elijah or Summer, feeling the baby kick, hearing it's heartbeat. Right now, having just finished the first trimester the only signs at this point are Bab's bouts with nausea (which are decreasing now) and her highly selective tastebuds! We are excited and grateful and we hope you'll keep all of us--our growing baby, Barbara, and myself in your prayers.
From my pen and paper journal written on the day we found Barbara was pregnant, Sunday, January 20, 2008:
Today my life changed forever. I'm going to be a father! I still can't believe it, but the two red lines don't lie. Babs is pregnant! I'm excited, scared, happy, sad, hopeful, worried, and still in disbelief. I know the experience we're going through has has happened for billions of people but it feels like it's the first time it's ever happened in the history of the world. Part of me and part of Babs is growing inside her and is going to become a person--a person who belongs to us. Amazing. Thank you, God!