Written 14th May 2018
I’ve been waiting to meet you
More than any dignitary in the world,
You have taken your very sweet time
And you are still taking it aren’t you?
11 years and 8 months in the making
But actually 7 years and 8 months since I started waiting
Waiting for you
Dreaming about you
Day dreaming about our time together
Hoping for adventures together
Every time I saw beauty in the world
Thinking, what a joy it’ll be to share it with you
And your brother…
Your brother… hmm, your brother!
I haven’t waited alone!
He has waited with me
Waited differently, waited interestingly
But waited none the less
When he was about 3, he is 11 now!
He would pray every night for God to bring him a Sister
I always asked “why do you want a sister”
“I want someone to play with,” he said…
It was 2 years later and close to Christmas
When I realised his prayers had stopped
“Ethan,” I said, “why do you no longer pray for a Sister?”
To which he innocently said “Since God doesn’t want to give me,
I have asked Santa Claus instead!”
LOL! That was 6 years ago
We kept waiting…
Determined we wanted the “you” that only God could give
Santa didn’t respond but we were pretty certain a Santa baby is not what we wanted
So we waited… and I like to think we waited well
We loved one another…
And loved Daddy too
Daddy… you will meet him when you come!
He is the very strong, very silent and very loving kind…
You will spend a lot of time on his chest when you are little
We all know, he yearned silently for you
He also didn’t want to put pressure on Mummy
In his mind, you will come at God’s sweet time…
We waited for you
And we waited well…
Before you came, you had a name..
We had christened you
It was a name that dripped with love-
Both a prophecy and a prayer…
Before you came
Many many prayers had been offered up on your behalf
Not only prayers for you to come
But prayers that God who owns and needs all life
Will time you just right…
That you will be born for a purpose
And will live out that purpose
That creation will always, always favour you!
Just the way it is set up to…
That you and your life will be a shining beacon in the stories that humanity tells
You, my dear, are no ordinary gift
And we your family are thrilled beyond all imagination!
It will be a great privilege to be your earthly family
Knowing from day 1, that you are all God’s
And we get to take care of you for Him & His work!
That’s whose Dignitary you are…
an Ambassador of heaven assigned a task and time on earth…
And we can’t wait!
This last month feels longer than all the 11 years and 8 months together…
We, your earthly family
Chosen by God to love you!
Can’t wait to love, nurture, kiss, grow, groom, teach you
And watch you bloom into the full beautiful purposeful person that God already created you to be!