Saturday, November 28, 2009

Asher Alexander Bradshaw

Our son was born this past Tuesday (Nov. 24) weighing in at 8lbs 10oz. Perhaps we should have named him "Ouch". I'll write more about the experiences (and continued experiences) when I am more lucid. Right now the ratio of poo-poo diapers to quality minutes of sleep is around 20:1 and it is nap time now (for us... thanks to Aunt Ashley and Aunt Kathy watching baby for a bit). Needless to say our lives are changed forever and what an enormous grace it is to us. Admittedly it doesn't feel like a grace at 3am with the sound of a crying baby ringing in my ears, but a grace gift he is. We are so thankful for God's great provisions.

I'm also very thankful for my wife Blair. She said around 4am this morning during one of our many trips to calm baby Asher that this was about "learning a whole new level of selflessness". How wise and how true! I'm so humbled by my wife's strength. She is truly a model of meekness which is harnessed strength. So here we go on a whole new chapter of our life together and the first chapter of Asher's life. We covet prayers, words of encouragement, and of course, any sleep you can loan us!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! We are very excited for you guys! What an amazing blessing. The restful nights will come back, but that will be just about the time that little Asher becomes a daytime energy-zapper! You guys drink coffee, right?