HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Lori and I grew up with the deepest love for our siblings and we wanted Marian to enjoy a similar experience. We wished for her to trek through life with a best friend and, on occasion, a healthy rival. But due to our precarious situation with cancer and it's impact on our future, we determined that decision would be left best in God's hands.
And apparently it didn't take God too long...
After a week or two of Lori not feeling so well I suggested she take a pregnancy test and... TA-DA! As confirmed by ultrasound this very morning, we are ridiculously thrilled to announce Baby #2! Lori is already 9+ weeks into the pregnancy and the baby's due date is May 18th. That's only 3 days after Marian! (Secretly, I must admit we have our fingers crossed for Irish twins.)
There is absolutely no better present than an ultrasound of your new child with a strong pumping heart. Honestly, today continues to be one of the happiest birthdays of all time. I owe it to all of you who are texting me and posting such wonderful birthday messages on my facebook page, to my family for surrounding me with unconditional love and support, but most of all, to Lori, Marian, and, yet another complete surprise, Baby #2!
I just have to be one of the luckiest guys on earth...
(quick photo this morning by an incredible artist and dear friend of mine, Erik Wahl)