Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Sunday, March 25, 2007

cade is finally here!

my friend penny had her baby this morning! she was due yesterday. last night she sent me a text that her water broke, and they were on the way to the hospital. i hadn't heard anything by about 7:45 this morning until my other friend kayci texted me to tell me cade made his appearance. the only thing i know is he was 9 lbs., 13 ozs.... i know. penny is a saint. i'll post more details, and hopefully some photos when i get the chance.

for those of you who don't know, penny is married to mike. in september 2004, mike's entire family - three small boys, the youngest two-months-old, and his wife and his mother-in-law - was killed in a car accident on 75 when an 18-wheeler hit their suv on the way home from a shopping trip. penny is a beautiful woman who had been waiting patiently for God to send her a husband. she is the perfect wife to mike - so supportive and willing to remember his beautiful family that is now in heaven with Jesus. and now they have cade... cade is a miracle. i remember when they found out it was a boy. of course it's a boy...

God orchestrates the most beautiful things in this life - even out of sadness.

mike and penny decided to name the baby zachary cade. zachary, along with being mike's brother's name, means 'remember.' cade means 'pure.'

"remember the pure."

they didn't even know that's what it meant before they picked it.

see what i mean?

God is so incredible.

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