We know your debut is going to be a great one, because God is waiting until the very last minute to release you. He must be enjoying this time He has with you all to Himself. Like a painting still dripping wet with the loving strokes of it's Creator, He's adding the final touches to you, His masterpiece.
Around here, we are anxious for your arrival. Anxious to touch and feel and kiss you, to see your eyes blink for the first time and hear your lungs bursting with expression. There's a sweet smell of heaven that still clings to that newborn skin and the aroma is a cleansing one.
Your brothers and sister are so impatient to meet you. They love you already. Your big sister Astair has been busy making you hair bows with Momma, helping decorate your nursery, and picking out clothes for you. Everyday she asks about you, urges mommy to walk around the block with her "to help get Story out". She draws you pictures and talks about how she will babysit you and give you lots of hugs.
Yesterday, your mommy went in for an induction because Grandma Chick was here and we so wanted her to meet you before she had to leave, but we decided to let you come on your own time. Your Grandma loves you and she was sad to go, but we know she'll get to meet you one day soon. When we got home from the hospital, your brothers and sister made you onesies.
And tonight, as I learn to trust in God's perfect timing, He whispered this sweet message to you into my listening ear,
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart for my holy purpose. (Jer. 1:5)
All beautiful you are, my darling, there is no flaw in you. (Song of Sol. 4:7)
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have drawn you with an unfailing kindness. (Jer. 31:3)
You have my heart,
The Lord Your God
And my heart is yours, forever, too.