Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cannon's version of "Flipping The Bird"

First Blog Post Entrance Into Parenthood

Well, it's been over two weeks since Cannon entered this world and Leslie and I(Oliver blogging this one) are still in awe of him especially watching him change every day. I come home every day from work and wonder what happened to Cannon and who this new child is because he looks so different from the day before. It still feels like he is not ours and someone is going to come and pick him up and thank us for babysitting him for the last three weeks.

It's been surreal everyday and each day is filled with joy as well as frustrations of him getting to know us and us getting to know him. However, we're excited to see what the future holds as he grows and we learn more about his temperament and personality. I pray every day that I trust God and give Cannon over to him knowing that he ultimately belongs to the Lord and not to us but God has given us such a gift by giving Cannon to us and seeing what it means to be a father. It has definitely made the sacrifice that Jesus made for us even more amazing knowing that God willing sacrificed His Son to reconcile us to Him! It makes the Gospel that much more real and substantial to me when I slow down and think about it!

It's been great to have Leslie's mom here and I know that I am feeling some anxiety knowing that she is leaving tomorrow and we're going to be taking care of Cannon on our own without any experienced help for the first time. However, it's got to happen at some point so this week will be it and I know that it'll be fine. Sleep deprived but fine! Please pray for us if you read this blog. We covet your prayers and our thankful for those of you who have anticipated his arrival along with us and hope that, if you haven't met him yet, that you get to meet him soon. We're excited for him to meet all our friends and are excited to see him grow into a God-fearing man one day as well as the next All-American Offensive Tackle for UT (and we all know which one I'm talking about!!!!!!).