My mind is currently a wave of many emotions. I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday. Then I realized it was Wednesday and we have a doctors appointment to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. Then I realized the appointment was an earlier time than I thought it was at.
I guess I should get used to many emotions…because in September…I will become a father to a daughter. Yes…you read that correct…
Chris Loach will be a father of a daughter!
On the way home from the doctor as I sat and drove quietly, Erika talked about all the cute clothes she will be able to buy for our baby. I thought about things like joining dads against daughters dating and how I need to win the lottery to pay for all the clothes Erika was talking about buying.
In the doctors room, the nurse had started saying something about 3 little white lines on the screen which meant our baby is a girl. I immediately felt an overwhelming feeling of joy inside me…followed quickly by the beginning of a panic attack as my heart started beating rapidly and the overwhelming joy turned to intense fear. The glowing smile on the face of my wife helped slow my heartbeat back down to normal. She was and still is beyond ecstatic to have a little girl…as am I…I just show it differently.
I’ve come to learn that God tends to use his humor a lot in my life. He uses His humor to stretch, grow, and strengthen my relationship with Him, myself, and others. Growing up and getting married. Moving to Fresno to plant a church. And now, having a daughter. I would have never believed you if you had told me five years ago that in 2014 I’d be married to the woman of my dreams while planting a church in Fresno and having a baby girl. I would have laughed in your face.
I am sure God is laughing pretty good right now as well. I can’t wait to be her dad! And I’ve got some humor up my sleeves as well! But I am still buying Tums in bulk for when she becomes a teenager.