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Week 21: It’s a……

In: Family Snapshots

I’ve been sitting here for several minutes thinking of a title to this post. Ironic for me only because titles usually come quickly to me.

If there’s a title when this goes live in the next day or two, you’ll know I settled on one.

*UPDATE: Cheesy, teaser title. That’s all I could come up with. Sorry. 🙂

First off, can I just say that I am so thankful for all of you? Last week during that awful-turned-beautiful ultrasound I was upheld by so many prayers and thoughts and well wishes and crazy amounts of texts-that-I-could-barely-keep-up…this baby (aaaaaahhhh….you thought I was gonna say didn’t you? hee hee hee hee!) is so loved so much by so many already.




Second. I know you could care less about my mushy gushy “thanks for all the prayers…” words.


I know my place.




I should probably just get to it.










Without anymore drama….





(Because we have enough come to us in this family – we certainly don’t need to manufacture any…..)


















And while my first born was really wanting a sister, after a couple hours she came around. Now she wants to marry her brother. So I think we’re all good.



My youngest. Oh goodness. This is all she’s wanted for over 2 years.

She said to me, “Oh Mommy. This baby is my favorite brother on earth.

Not in the normal little kid exaggerated way. But in a distinctive defining way.


Now I have one favorite brother on earth and one in Heaven. So how lucky am I?


She said a few hours after we found out,

“You know Mom? Now when our brother dies – I mean when all of us die – Baby Kyle can have a best friend in Heaven.”

And today. A week or so after we found out.

“So, all that stuff we did with our other brother Kyle? We have to do it with this brother too. We have to do the finger puppet shows and play videos for him. And tickle him and kiss him and talk to him. Because Kyle just loved it when we did that to him. This brother will like it too. And now someone can wear those clothes. And use that blanket.”

I had been wondering what to do with them. I guess she settled that one for me without batting an eye.



My oldest has become obsessed with our home videos of their baby days. These sorts of questions have popped up,

“So, how old was I when I started walking? I want to know how long until our brother starts walking. It’s gonna be so fun to watch him.”


“So, when he’s born, I’ll be the one to make sure he isn’t lonely in case you have to rest or cook food or something.”


“I guess we won’t do school next year will we? I mean, since we’ll have a new baby to take care of – we’ll be pretty busy.”


(The girls got their own personalized ultrasound images – they have them right beside their beds.)

So here he is.

The Lord has taken away. And He has given.

We can’t help but praise Him for it all. 





  • Judy Mishler

    April 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I am soooo happy for you and your family. What a blessing this little boy is. The girls are going to have him really spoiled you know. Lots of p prayers and love will continue to go up for you all. JUdy

    Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:01:40 +0000 To:


  • Kim

    April 9, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    We are so enjoying him already. 😉

    Sent from my iPhone



  • Jess

    April 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    A BOY! Whoo-hoo! I love your daughters’ excitement.


  • Lisa Bushy

    April 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    That’s awesome, Kim – so happy for all of you!! Praise the Lord!


  • tubawriter

    April 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    So incredibly happy for you! Tears of joy in my eyes – can’t wait to read more!


  • Trisha

    April 10, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    How awesome!! I’m soooo happy for you guys!! This post brought tears to my eyes. Chloe and Kami are just precious!! They are great big sisters already!! They are so thoughtful!! Chris and you have done an awesome job raising them! 🎉CONGRATS!! 🎉 I can’t wait to hear this special little fellows name. 🙂


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