Wednesday, October 31, 2007


...that's what the test read when I ran downstairs. It was a warm fall day, I was in my office finishing up work for the day when I heard the yells from Heidi downstairs. I hurried to make sure everything was alright and there stood my wife with a pregnancy test in her hand that read positive! Being the man that I am, I cried. It was unbelievable. It's been such a long journey to get to this point.

Only a few of you know that Heidi and I have been trying to have children for about three years. It's been extremely difficult to watch friend after friend get pregnant, have a child, and then get pregnant and have a child again. While we certainly rejoice with our friends who have children, there's always been a part of us that has been envious. It was even to the point that we weren't sure if God ever wanted us to have children of our own and maybe we would have to go the route of adoption (which, don't get me wrong, would have been an incredible blessing as well...we have great friends who have adopted, and know how much love can be given and received from adopted children).

So here we go on a tremendous journey towards raising a child. We've heard the heartbeat twice, which was an amazing feeling, and we couldn't be more excited and thankful for this incredible blessing. Be sure to keep us and Baby Blakeney in your prayers. I leave you with a video of our last ultrasound...note the doctor's wise comments about my lineage.