a Little One

Chad Family News

The person who declares that their heart is full may just find out that there is always room for more. That is what we have found for sure as we look forward to Everly Hope’s birth in April of next year. As a father, it takes awhile for these tid-bits of reality to sink in…I must admit, it’s still sinking in! My mind races forward and back again in time as I try and imagine what she will be like. Questions come from everywhere; What will it be like to have 3 kids!?!? How will they get along? Should we move? Do they make a tri-stroller? How many diapers will that be a day?….go ahead, if you can imagine the question…I’ve probably asked it. Then my thoughts come back to the present…to the two little ones that I see everyday, and my heart fills with gratefulness and love. These are the ones I get to hold, comfort, love on, and watch grow before my very eyes, right now.

Carson has grown up so much…he seems like a little man in so many ways already! He tries his best to help get mommy anything she needs (and he MUST be the one to hand deliver it to her =). He is constantly showering everyone with hugs and kisses, and he is the most gentle little boy I’ve ever known. Brookie is in an ornery stage that makes you want to laugh (or cry at times =). Between teething and trying new foods, her cheesy grins and little kisses steal her daddy’s heart in a second. She loves to lay her head on my chest when she is sleepy, and is only content when her daddy puts her to sleep. These precious moments I am experiencing will forever be in my heart. Every week it seems I am reminded by some total stranger when they see us with the babies, “Enjoy them when they are young! They grow up so fast!” It almost scares me to close my eyes. I know that all too soon they will grow up. And I will be left with the memories that I can make today. It almost brings me to tears to hear Carson ask me “Daddy, come play with me!” It is a feeling I can’t describe. A feeling of joy and deep gratitude for such a gift. I would do anything for that little fella.
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say all this because my heart is full tonight. The kids have been sick, and I have had a chance to stay home and help out a little and reflect on how good God has been. We are all unworthy of His love, His care, His faithfulness, and His protection. The least I can do is thank Him for all that He has done. I heard a great song sung by C. T. and Becky Townsend called, “God Has Been Good”. It has spoke to me in such a big way.
I thought I would pass along the song to you as well as wonderful pictures of two of the three blessings that God has given us.
PS ….There is another blessing that I want to share about….but I didn’t have time to write about it. I look forward to telling you about it VERY soon!

When He walks among us, all that He does, All of His mercy and all of His love.  If the pen of a writer could write every day even this world could never contain just how I’ve been blessed / The warmth in the winter, the flowers in spring, the laughter of summer, and the changing of leaves.  Food on my table, a good place to sleep, clothes on my back and shoes on my feet.  Oh, I have been blessed. 

I have been blessed, God’s so good to me, precious are His thoughts of you and me.  No way I could count them there’s not enough time, so I’ll just thank Him for being so kind.  God has been good, so good.  I have been blessed. 
 
Arms that will raise, a voice that can talk, hands that can touch and legs that can walk.  Ears that can listen and eyes that can see, oh, I’ve got to praise Him as long as I breathe.  Cause I have been blessed / Father and mother, nurtured and raised, my sisters and brothers, memories made.  Our pastor to lead us, this altar to pray, Stripes that can heal and a Blood that can save.  Oh, I have been blessed. 

We live in a country, the greatest on earth, our flag stands for freedom and what it is worth.  She stands in the harbor, Ms. Liberty calls, all have gave some, but some gave it all for me to be blessed / A shoulder to lean on when I am down, a rock where He leads me when I’m overwhelmed.  The place where He hides me under His wings.  He’s not just a song, He’s the reason I sing, Oh, and I have been blessed.