Wednesday, September 16, 2009


the phone rang this morning at 5:30 and david heard it but laid there half asleep. he said he felt that if someone was calling at that hour that it was probably something important. darn it that bed feels good that early in the morning though. caller ID said maggie baxter. *cue world spinning, adrenaline pumping, the final countdown music playing* i must say it is much more difficult to focus on things like pushing buttons, even a small series of them like redial and then talk to call someone back when you are in such a heightened state of anticipation. my fingers became practically useless stumps in this process. finally i hear austin's cheerful hello on the other end with the news "THE BABY IS HERE" and that atomic bomb of joy went off, just like i thought it would. Rosalie Kiddo Baxter, you have a big family of friends waiting to meet you. i laid there in the dark crying tears of joy while david held me until the the nervous energy could no longer be contained and i got up, paced the house, updated maggie's journal as per her wishes, and now i think i've got to either go to the middle of a park and scream or ride my bike until my legs burn. if i sit here much longer i think i might just explode to hit my knees in praise. not that either of those havn't happened already.

as i was on my way home from dropping augustine off at preschool the wind was blowing the dew soaked tree leaves and it was as if even the trees were weeping with joy too


Kristin said...

YAAAYYYY!!!! *hugs and dancing* What wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for all of you!!!!!!!!!!

Judy said...

wonderful! I don't know your friend, but do know a little about her from your posts. I have been praying for them for a very very long time. Welcome Little one.

jenny mae. said...

yes oh what a bittersweet event this is. beatrix will always be close to my heart and her death will not of course be redeemed by rosalie's life but oh, oh what joy i feel today for maggie and austin!!

Kristin Jo said...

Rejoicing with you!

Anonymous said...

that was a beautiful post- especially the very end. :)

Anonymous said...

I have been a long time lurker..I was actually LJ friends with you when you were pregnant with Augustine. I greatly anticipated their first baby along with you, cried uncontrollable tears for you and them over their loss, prayed till I could pray no more for them, and I sit here today crying tears of joy for this gift you all have been given. God Bless baby Rosalie.

a.parker said...

I'm excited for them, and you, and everyone. Congrats!

I found out a friend of mine is pregnant. She and her husband have had a really hard time, and they want a baby *so* much. When I got the news, I cried. I never cry. I can't wait to get this phone call now :)

christin joy said...

i'm rejoicing too as i remember how hard everything was from reading your posts about all they have gone through!

this scripture and entry from C.H. Spurgeon was brought to memory with your last sentence "trees were weeping with joy too."

"His heavens shall drop down dew" - Deuteronomy 33:28

"What a promise is this for me! "His heavens shall drop down dew." I shall be visited with grace. I shall not be left to my natural drought, or to the world's burning heat, or to the sirocco of satanic temptation. Oh, that l may at this very hour feel the gentle, silent, saturating dew of the LORD! Why should I not! He who has made me to live as the grass lives in the meadow will treat me as He treats the grass; He will refresh me from above. Grass cannot call for dew as I do. Surely, the LORD who visits the unpraying plant will answer to His pleading child."
- C.H. Spurgeon from his book Faith's Check Book.

many blessings to the new little baby and much love and support from me, a stranger! grace&peace!

- christin joy.