Kip, Angie, Noah and Lily

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dear Hogan

Psalm 140:11-18 NLT

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother's womb.

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous- and how well I know it.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.

Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God!
They are innumerable!

I can't even count them;
they outnumbered the grains of sand!

And when I wake up in the morning,
you are still with me!

Dear Hogan,

It has been a long road since we found out that you had this rare condition called Trisomy 18. We were told that the chances of you making it to a live birth were very slim. We read that most of the babies with Trisomy were girls and that boy babies weren't as tough as little girl babies and that because of this we really shouldn't expect to carry you to birth. You have proven the statistics wrong. You have beaten the odds. We are so close now and I pray that we get to hold you in a few hours. I can't wait to show you all of the cards, notes, messages, emails, posts and comments that have been sent to you. I can't even explain how many people have been praying for you. Your mom and I are so proud of you. Noah and Lily can't wait to meet you in the morning for pictures. Noah even has a little bear that he has started carrying around calling him "baby Hogan". You are going to have so much fun with your brother and sister. We are overwhelmed with the love and care for you and our family. We are truly blessed. You have fought a good fight son. I will be by your side for the rest of our journey together. I can't wait to introduce you to everyone. You already have so many friends that love you. You are so loved and our family is better because of you. The doctors, specialists, nurses and many others have really been good to you. They love you Hogan. They know you are special. They know there is just something about you that no one can explain. You have changed my life and I can't thank you enough for that. I am a better person because of you. I thank God for allowing me to be your father here on this earth.

I love you.

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT

1 comment:

  1. Kip, Angie, Noah, Lily and Hogan,
    I am so glad that you have gotten to meet and hold Hogan. He was borned on Good Friday and boy was it a Good Friday. He is a real trooper and so is his family.
    I am giving God all the glory for the great things he has done. This was a GREAT THING!!!!
    I just had a peace about all of this and the Holy Spirit came over me when I thought about Hogan. God is not ready for Hogan. He wants to share him with his earthly family. God is good all the time.
    With love and respect,