Kip, Angie, Noah and Lily

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"I am so glad you are here"

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Psalm 27:14 NLT

This journey started on November 18th, 2009. This journey is about to take a turn in the road. We don't know what is beyond this next turn but we trust God that there is a plan.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT

The time is near. Hogan's date of birth has been set and hopefully Hogan can make it until Friday and be ready to come into this world full of life at 7:30AM at St. Mary's.

We had an idea that this week would be a big week for Hogan. We are into the 37th week of pregnancy with Hogan. Hogan has scared us a few times over the past few weeks and did again today at Dr. Rosemond's office. I think he actually is trying to let us know that he is ok and is just playing with our emotions sometimes! He already has quite a sense of humor. He not only flips around during doctors and hospital visits but he has also learned to change his blood flow at times too!

We met with Dr. Rosemond this morning and then had an afternoon appointment with Dr. Lowman. They decided late today that it would be best to go ahead with a scheduled C-section birth on Friday morning. I can't even describe the feeling of hopefully having Hogan on "Good Friday!". This is the day that Jesus gave his life so that we might have life, ETERNAL LIFE!

I chose to title this blog "I am so glad you are here", because this is what Noah said to me Monday morning when he woke up. I can't explain how good that made me feel. He has said it before and hopefully will say it again, but this time it was different. I had planned to go into the office early as usual on Monday morning but for some reason decided to be there when the kids woke up that day. Noah always wonders into our bedroom sometime between midnight and 7AM in the morning every night so he was in our bed Monday morning. Noah woke up and looked at me in the eyes and said "Dad, I am so glad you are here".

"I am so glad you are here"

I am so glad that Hogan is here! I am so thankful that my family is healthy and happy. I am thankful for such an amazing wife. I am thankful for the Doctors, specialists, nurses and staff that we have been blessed with along the way. I am so thankful that my son can say those words and see me with his eyes. I am so thankful that Lily Rose is so funny and can eat, and eat, and eat.. like her dad! :-) We are blessed. I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE HERE TOO! I am so thankful for you! You are the person that is reading this blog. You are the one that has chosen to take the time to step into our lives to see how Hogan is doing and to see what God is doing. Thank you for loving Hogan. Thank you for loving our family. Thank you for your prayers. I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE WITH US ON THIS JOURNEY.

The Lord is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid? The Lord protects me from danger- so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1 NLT


  1. Kip and Angie, We will continue to pray for you guys, especially Friday! our church is also praying for you guys!

  2. Hey Kip & Angie!!
    Matt & I will be praying that all goes well.
    Praising Him for His timing!! How Awesome.. what a special day for little Hogan to enter into this world!!!!! God is Good!!!
    Lifting you up!
    Keisha & Matt Walker

  3. I think I can speak for everyone by saying we are glad that YOU are here. You and your family have taught us so much about faith, strength, prayer, patience and love. We are all praying for you and can't wait to meet this precious boy, Hogan!

  4. Kip, Angie, Noah, Lily and Hogan,
    Well the day is almost here for all of you to meet Hogan and what a GREAT DAY THAT WILL BE. You have all been such a blessing and such a witness. I look at all of you with the upmost respect and love.
    I am praying, believing and expecting GOOD FRIDAY to be a very special day for the Dominy family. I am praying for each of you daily and lifing you up. May you feel the HOLY SPIRIT like never before.
    With love and respect,
    Linda Shannon

  5. WOW, I was talking with my sister yesterday (Jen Brown)... I don't know if you remember me... but I will be keeping you and your family in our prayers. I know the road probably seems long, and so incredibly hard. Your positive outlook is so incredible and so encouraging. I know that inside things are sometimes tumultuous ... but be encouraged that the Lord will give HIS peace that passes ALL understanding. HE will Take the best care of sweet little HOGAN.. and your beautiful wife. HE cares... HE loves you guys... and HE is in control.

    I know that you know these things... I just felt the HOLY SPIRIT telling me to share this with you for comfort today.

    we also have a blog and you are more than welcome to check it out... God Bless you and your sweet family!
    ps. NOAH was the name I wanted for my son Zacheriah ( my husband just liked all the other names better!) and my daughters name is Lillian Grace... we call her LILY! How funny!

  6. Praise God, I am jubilant about his scheduled birth Friday, God is awesome!

  7. This is a powerful post! I am so glad HOGAN is here! He is loved by me and so many others who don't even know him or maybe even know you or your family well. Thank you for sharing Hogan's story with us. Praying and believing, Amber

  8. Prayers and lots of love!
    Mark and Cindy Smith

  9. The Callaways are looking forward to Great Friday! Lots of love coming your way from all of us!
    Kevin, Mitzi, Anna and Caroline

  10. My most heartfelt prayers go out for you. May this be a good Friday and remember that Jesus loves the little children.
    Andrew Freeman

  11. How very fitting, Good Friday! What a more spectacular day for the Lord to Bless you. Praying, praying, and praying for you all. Not only is Hogan very crafty with the flips and change of blood flows that he has mastered, but that little guy really knows how to time an entrance!

  12. Kip and Angie,
    Each of you are in our prayers and especially tomorrow morning. You are such a beautiful family inside and out, and we have been so blessed by your words and faith.
    Elizabeth and Elford

  13. Angie, From one mother to another I can only imagine the anxiety, excitement, frustration, stress, helplessness, and all the other emotions that go along with these circumstances. You are one tough cookie and I admire your strength. I will be praying for you guys tomorrow. Hope to meet Little Hogan soon. He has already touched so many lives.
    Kip, You're an awesome Dad but I always knew you would be. Noah, Lily and Hogan are three lucky little kids. I pray for your strength to continue to hold it together for your family through all of this. I hope tomorrow you guys can feel the Love and prayers going up for you by all the people who have prayed for you through this journey. Please keep us posted tomorrow. Praying without ceasing.

  14. Many prayers being lifted from Myrtle Beach. Everyone I've shared your story with is also amazed by your strength and courage. Will be thinking of you all tomorrow.......


  15. Can't stop thinking about you guys and praying for you! Praising God for Good Friday....

    Much love,
    Emily V.

  16. You all are certainly in our thoughts and prayers! We hope to see you all soon!!

    With Love,

    Brian, Allyson, Reynolds and Hayes Etheridge

  17. Kip, we are praying for you,Angie and especially baby Hogan!! We know that God is in control and He will be holding you in His hands!! We love you all and pray that tomorrow is the most precious day!!

  18. We are blown away with the love and support that all of you have given us. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much your kind words and words of encouragement have helped us. In His Love, Kip