Our beautiful Rhema Skye is here! Mom and baby are doing great.
In the days to come, Allison and I are going to write out our birth story. Wow. On a bathroom floor across the Atlantic, Allison’s labor progressed at such a rapid rate that neither the midwives nor paramedics could make it in time. It was her, me, and our three-year old. Of course, he was eating a bagel in the other room and his main concern was that I had not put honey (in addition to butter…our morning routine) on his bagel (in my defense, I was a little busy!!!). This was definitely one of the lighthearted moments of the morning. I cannot wait to tell you the story. My wife is a hero. You wouldn’t believe the things she did. I am in awe. More details to come!
On a LESSER note, I have not posted anything yet on my blog regarding my new book: To a Land I Will Show You. It is a collection of honest and raw journal entries arranged chronologically that tell the story of our pursuit of a dream that God placed in our hearts and the roller-coaster journey of confusion, faith, disappointment, friendship, debt, hope, and anger that ensued.
The digital version is available now (click on the title in the previous paragraph) and the print edition will be available on Amazon by the end of the week. I am really excited about this book because I believe it has the potential to impact hearts, inspire faith, give hope, and convey the message that obstacles, resistance, and heart-wrenching disappointment does not necessarily translate to “this must not be God’s will.” God is so faithful.
For now, I am really, really ready for “boring.” After my dad’s serious heart attack a few weeks ago and our terrifying experience Sunday morning, I am hoping for some long, slow, boring days. We shall see. I get a week off from work and do not have to return to my PhD studies for another few weeks.
Over the course of the next few days, I will post the birth story and also mention when the print edition of the book is ready.