Posted by: husbandandfatheroffour | December 24, 2014

Emsley, The Christmas Gift

Christmas time is a time of gifts, love, and miracles. Tons of people get gifts this time of year, fewer get love, and only the luckiest get to see miracles but at 12:56 this morning one couple I know got all three. Your story starts back in April of 2014 where after many years of praying, working, and saving up your parents got the start of a miracle, your mom became pregnant with you. Your parents had tried so hard over so many years to get pregnant that worry of not being able to have a child crept into their minds at times. Now finally the waiting was over and your life was starting. Week by week your mother’s smile grew bigger and bigger and your father grew more nervous and excited too. You could see the elation in their eyes, hear the overwhelming joy in their voices, and feel their love for you when they spoke about you. You were once just a thought to them and now you were real, growing inside your mother’s stomach. You were now a person they could see in a picture, hear when they listened to your heartbeat, and feel when you moved around.

You were brought into a world where many people love you. You have your grandparents, your cousins, your aunts and uncles, your honorary aunts and uncles (the number of which might be a world record), but most of all you have two parents whose love for you is greater than the rest of everyone else combined. They will protect you, care for you, most likely spoil you, and most of all love you for all of eternity. Their love will only grow for you with every second of your life.

On Christmas Eve of 2014 your mother and father received the best gift they could have ever have gotten, you! They had wondered if you would ever be a part of their life and then 17 years of waiting came down to a single moment in time, 12:56 a.m. to be exact. Emsley Hope would be your name and it would represent everything you are. You were prayers and hope of your parents that God would give them a child. As for Emsley well it means “Gift from God” and that is exactly what you are. At 12:56 a.m. on Christmas Eve of 2014, you are a gift from God formed by love for two people who will do nothing but love you with every ounce of their heart. You are the miracle 17 years in the waiting that came to be. So Emsley if it isn’t clear, you are the gift, love, and miracle of this world and the rest of this world is better for it.

We all love you very much and are so thankful that God blessed your mother and father with you.

John 16:21

“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world”


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