thirty-six weeks ago i thought there would be no way i’d be ready to be a mom in january.

i remember ben and i staring at the pregnancy test on our anniversary, bewildered, excited and more than a little bit scared.

you certainly were the biggest surprise of our 2011!

who knew you could fall in love so fast with a person you haven’t even met yet?

four more weeks seems like an eternity. midwife and back up doctor alike say you’re cruising along beautifully, sometimes i just wish you’d cruise a little lower! my ribs aren’t used to being a playground for baby girls!

cadence grace, we pray each day that you’ll love God more than either your mommy or daddy ever could, that you truly will bring rhythms of His grace to every situation and relationship you will be a part of. that you will be His, first and above all else, and that you will follow after Him with reckless abandon.


for you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
i praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, i know that full well.
my frame was not hidden from you
when i was made in the secret place,
when i was woven together in the depths of the earth.
your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

– psalm 139 –

you are perfectly done, sweet cadence.


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