It's all a bit of a blur at this point with moments of highlighted happiness. This morning we took Mac to the doctor and he's doing great. As I sit here looking through pictures of the last few days I found myself in disbelief.
A little over thirteen years ago I remember feeling miserable and lonely. I had finally finished High school (graduating in summer school), my church had split, my "friendships" seemed to be dwindling, and my romantic life was a pipe dream.
My how things have changed. The story I wrote in second grade about my dad, my son and myself seems to be coming to life right in front of me. I'm a dad… I'm a dad…. I'm a dad of three children! I love my job, I have the most incredible friends, my church is chasing after God, my children are amazing, my wife loves me in spite of the many reasons I give her not to. I'm living the dream.
For anyone who may be reading this blog and happens to be walking through a valley please remember that you too could turn around and realize that you're in the most incredible season of blessing in your life. God's time table doesn't always match up with ours but it's always better.
Today I had the humbling privilege of welcoming my son Mac into this world. I don't know why God has blessed us with such healthy pregnancies and children but I do recognize that we have no control over these circumstances. We find ourselves completely in the Grace of God.
As a father of two daughters, brother of one sister and husband to a wife with two sisters I can say that having a little boy around is a much appreciated and intimidating situation. We're looking forward to every household item breaking, frog chasing, muddy shoe, torn jeans, black eye, seat left up moment in store for us.
Steven Phillip McCart III or Mac as we will call him, came to us at 11:01am Wednesday, November 11, 2009. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 9 oz (same weight as my birth) and 21.5" long. Both he and Momma are doing incredible!
Thank you to everyone for praying and seeking God on our behalf. This is a great day and we serve a Great God!!!
Anita and I are at the hospital right now! Mac, I can't wait to meet you buddy. I love you!!!
Here's the deal folks. Anita is at 38 weeks in her pregnancy. Mac is measuring approximately 9 lbs. 6 oz. The plan was to induce labor next Tuesday at 39 weeks. Given Mac's size we are now having to make some decisions about a new plan. All this to say that we would appreciate your prayers. Here is what we're asking for:
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
In light of Matthew 7:7 we are asking God to allow Anita to go into labor naturally in the next week. This of course isn't a demand and neither of them are in any danger. Quite the opposite. Anita is healthy and Mac is very healthy. We are so unbelievably blessed. But please ask God to grant this request. We have a great doctor and trust her advice. This is simply what is on our heart right now.
Also ask God to give Anita supernatural peace and joy as we draw closer to Mac's arrival. Thank you everyone.