Tomorrow (March 28) is Jana’s due date. Because Liam and Duncan were both early, Jana and I thought that our third boy would be early as well. Plus, we had prayed he’d come early since the pregnancy had been difficult for Jana.
Obviously, our baby is not here yet. As I joked with someone, he’s fashionably late.
I’m reminded that I wanted to do a quick post with some prayer requests regarding baby #3. These are a few requests beyond the obvious ones of spiritual/physical/mental/emotional health and well-being for the baby. We’d appreciate any prayers.
1. Car situation – We are a one car family, which we like. Our one car, though, is a ’92 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight that does not have a working air conditioner. Can the three boys fit in the backseat of the car? Yes, but it will be tight. We would like to have a new vehicle, preferably something bigger like a minivan.* It doesn’t need to be brand new, just something that will last us awhile and is reliable.
*Maybe it’s the cars I’ve had in my life, but I never get why guys feel like they have to complain about driving a minivan. I would be beyond grateful if we could own a minivan. God forbid I drive a vehicle that is safer and more economical for my family.
2. Brothers – A past answered prayer is the bond between Liam and Duncan. I hope Liam and Duncan will joyfully welcome their new brother into their lives, and look out for him. I hope the three of them bond. I guess I am thinking this down the road, when Liam and Duncan are bigger, and their little brother wants to be a part of everything they do. I want the future little guy to feel like he is a part of their lives.
3. Debt/Provision – If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you might recall some of my posts, last year, where I shared about our finances. We’ve been in debt, but we’ve been able to pay off a chunk of it. My hope and prayer is that we are able to continue to pay off debt, while providing for our family as we grow. I do not want to add to debt with the pending hospital bills.
4. Parenting – Jana and I have heard nothing changes when you go from two kids to three, and that everything changes when you go from two kids to three. We don’t know what to expect, which is nothing new. We just want to do our best as parents. We want to love baby #3 as best we can, but also not neglect in any way our parental duties with Liam and Duncan. We want to be effective and efficient with our schedules, and make sure we have time with all the boys individually and corporately.
Thanks for any prayers. We are grateful for them.