Several weeks ago my sister had a baby, and my mom sent me an email to let me know. It was exciting, of course, but I had no outlet for my excitement until Fred came home from work. In contrast, when I randomly called my parents last week, I got to hear on the phone from both my parents that my sister-in-law had had an emergency C-section three weeks early because of her high blood pressure. It was much more fun to share that moment with my parents on the phone and with Fred in the room, then a few minutes later talking to Lyndsey on the phone.
Now Fred and I have our own news to celebrate, and want to do it right. I’ve thought long and hard about how to tell people back in the States our news, and I’ve sent emails to family members and a couple of groups of friends, asking them to tell others so that no one is alone to celebrate our good news. However, that doesn’t cover many, many people who love Fred and I and would like to celebrate our joy, hence this blog post. God has blessed Fred and me with a baby due in February!If time and distance were no object, I’d love to have dinners and
So be joyful with us and for us. Celebrate in some small or large way the blessings God heaps upon each of us every day!
P.S. I have my own small, personal celebration: I got a toaster! Actually, it’s not a toaster in the traditional sense, it’s a small appliance called a “sandwich maker.” Fred’s aunt has one (the aunt who lives in an apartment in Nairobi with outlets and frequent electricity, not the aunt who lives in the village without outlets or electricity), and Fred bought me one as a surprise. I don’t know how to describe it, except that I butter the outside of two pieces of bread and put something in the middle, like fried egg or peanut butter, then close the lid, and it makes a toast sandwich, a delicious toast sandwich…when the power happens to be on during meal or snack time. I’m not sending out personalized notifications of this, because it’s just a toaster, and I’m perfectly capable of celebrating toast by myself, unless you want to make yourself some toast to celebrate this blessing with me as well.