December 31, 2013

Proudly Introducing our Much-Loved Fourth Child

We are so happy and proud and excited to introduce our fourth child and our third treasured son...

Luke Honor 

Luke means light or light-bringer and he has certainly been that in a very dark year. And Honor is, Lord willing, a picture of his life to come - an honorable man who honors the Lord.

We have known for quite some time that we're expecting another little boy but have held off on announcing it for a few reasons.

One, we wanted to choose his name. We take naming our children very seriously. We do not do trendy. We want our children's names to have tremendous significance for who we hope they become and what we want them to know about themselves and about God.

Two, we wanted to wait until our major ultrasound and confirm that everything looked as it should. This is right about the pregnancy stage that Grace's heart defect was discovered and identified and I wanted to see with my own eyes that his heart was perfect. And it is, thank the Lord. As is everything else. I'm not naive enough anymore to think that's a guarantee for a perfect baby at the end but it still does our hearts good to see it.

And third, I feel incredibly protective of this sweet baby in my belly. The thought that anyone would be disappointed or sad that he's "another boy" makes my heart ache and my anger and protectiveness immediately rise. We are not disappointed in Luke that he's another boy. We already have a deep, deep love for him and cannot wait for the day when we meet him face to face.

So it is with great joy and great anticipation that we introduce our Luke Honor. You are loved, sweet boy.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a blessing Luke is.

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  2. We feel great joy for you and are delighted to hear the wonderful news about Luke. Our third boy, our miracle baby, has brought great healing to our family. Thrilled that God has granted you such a precious gift.

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    1. Heather, I always love hearing from you. I know you understand every step of this difficult journey and all the joy and heartache intertwined. <3

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  3. We feel great joy for you and are delighted to hear the wonderful news about Luke. Our third boy, our miracle baby, has brought great healing to our family. Thrilled that God has granted you such a precious gift.

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  4. THREE BOYS! You are so blessed! :) I am very happy and so excited for you, you are going to have an overabundance of handsome in the McNutt household ;)

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    1. You're so sweet, Sara. Thank you. :)

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  5. Oh yay!!! I love it. And him. And you. So grateful.

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  6. So wonderful! Such a wonderful, strong name. I love the meaning. Praying many blessings on you and sweet baby Luke <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. So equally excited for you and your little Peanut. :)

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  7. I have one girl.. And three boys. Oh .. How boys love their mom's!!! I love being a mom to my three, wild and crazy boys!!! Congratulations !

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