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We’re having another baby!

December 23, 2013

michael and claudia

Claudia and I are excited to announce that we’re expecting our second child in May! We couldn’t be more thrilled and feel like it’s an enormous gift and blessing.

After we got married, we waited 7 years to start a family. Looking back, that seems like a long time, and if we had to do it over, we wouldn’t have waited that long. But we weren’t being very purposeful with our lives back then and the years just passed on by.

During those early years of marriage, things were tough. We struggled in our relationship, our finances, and our careers. We also lacked a zest for life. We thought we needed to get things more figured out before we did something big like starting a family.

So, we waited…

The years passed by, but our circumstances didn’t change all that much. We were still struggling to make ends meet, I still felt directionless in my work, and, while our relationship improved, we knew it could be so much more.

Finally, it came to the point where we said, “Look, we don’t have everything figured out, but we’re no longer going to just wait for something so important to us as starting a family.”

The funny thing is, after we stopped waiting and Claudia became pregnant with our first child, Jude, the changes we were waiting for started to happen. Starting a family made us take a fresh look at what we were doing and where we were going. It forced us to become intentional.

I’m all for being smart and planning things out, but sometimes we need to step out in faith and trust that we’ll know the next step when we get there.

What about you?

As 2013 winds down, why not take a fresh look at your own life and make sure you’re not putting any important life events on hold, waiting for everything to be perfect. Perhaps the changes you so desire will only happen after you take that first step of faith!

Blessings from our home to yours and Merry Christmas!

“Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those on whom God’s favor rests.”  Luke 2:14

photo credit: Meredith Brunk

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12 Comments

  • Reply Joe Lalonde December 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Congrats guys! May this new bundle of joy bring untold blessings to your life.

    • Reply Michael Good December 23, 2013 at 7:00 am

      Thanks, Joe! Blessings to you this Christmas.

  • Reply Jeff Rendell December 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Wow, that is great guys! So happy for you!

  • Reply Alana Mokma December 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

    WHOOHOO!! Excited for you and for little Jude. 🙂

    • Reply Michael Good December 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Hey thanks, Alana. Hope you and Josh have a great Christmas and New Year!

  • Reply Ryan Ash December 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

    AWESOME news! I’m so excited for the three of you! The second one brings a whole new dimension to the family!

  • Reply Jody Maberry December 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Congratulations. Fantastic news. Your life takes a new twist as you change from zone defence to man to man defence.

    • Reply Michael Good December 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks, Jody. Yep, man to man… GO!

  • Reply Donna Yates December 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    How wonderful! So happy for you guys. My daughter is expecting my first grandchild in April! What a great year 2014 will be. Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year too!!

    • Reply Michael Good December 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Hey thanks, Donna. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! And congrats on the grandchild!!

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