Cade Joshua

Wanted to share a quick note about how excited we are for our little mister-- Cade Joshua.

Of course there's some mixed feelings of wishing for a little girl to add to our boy-heavy home. This week I was so sweetly reminded by the closest-thing-I-have-to-a-sibling, "God knows the perfect sibling for our families- there is a reason He chooses gender, not us!" This is my friend, Katie-- who was born on the same day, in the same hospital room, our mothers were best friends. Now we are both pregnant with our third child and due on the same day. She just found out this week that they will be adding a third little princess to their world... we just found out today we will be adding a third little man to our world.

We consider ourselves extremely blessed to be able to have children and that God has entrusted these lives to us. I feel honored to know He counts me worthy to raise up these little men to be men with great character and integrity, men that will love God and love people... (and I could go on.)

When asked to be brutally honest if I was a bit disappointed or not... I found myself saying this without thinking twice.

"It's like Jesus knows exactly what I need to make sure I remember He's got it all in control and to make sure there's no room for me to have a pity-party."

Without a significant message or sign from Him telling me otherwise, I might of grown bitter or sad that things didn't go "my way". I've grown quite accustomed to things going my way-- and if they didn't, then I would do everything in my power to steer them to. (Ew I know!) This is something we have zero control over in life and a great reminder that He is God and His ways are so much better than ours!

So getting to the cool part-- the miracle message that excites me about this little man coming into the world!!! When we found out we were pregnant in March and started to discuss names we had already decided on the name Caden (if it was a boy) because of the meaning, but hadn't told anyone. Then we lost the baby.

Three months later one of our friends who was named by her parents, Angelique "little messenger", messaged us a dream she had that night. (One of her spiritual gifts is dreams and since she was five years old she gets these dreams & visions.) In this dream I was pregnant with a little boy and we named him Cade. What a promise after such loss and only weeks before we conceived this miracle!

My God knew I needed a reminder (which my immaturity can be embarassing) that this little man is part of His purpose and He has big plans for Cade Joshua. 

Cade means "battle warrior" and we believe he will be just that. Fighting for truth to reign and to bring light into the darkest places. 

"Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:12 ERV)

Cade Joshua-- we love you already and can't wait for your debut in March! 

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