Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Last Day...What Remains

Well everything is ready. The boys have been dropped off and we had some dinner by ourselves out. All I have to do tonight is fold clothes and throw some toiletries in the hospital bag. The house is clean and the fridge has been cleared out. It's been a good but long day. I'm 40 weeks, 1 day and ready to go.

So, I've been thinking of the one thing to leave you all with for awhile now. What keeps coming to mind is this verse from 1 Corinthians 13:13. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love." The greatest of all three, is love. And what is love?

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I love this girl already. Our whole family does. She is already so much a part of us that even though I haven't met her yet, I still love her wholeheartedly. After Joshua's birth I needed faith. Faith to know that God does what He does because He's God. Faith to trust in Him without seeing reasons why. Faith to believe He knew what was best for me and our family. Then God taught me to hope for the future and to hope in His promise to me that He would carry me through every circumstance. And then, when we found out we were expecting again, He showed me the fullness of His love and reminded me that love is the greatest of all three. f

So tonight, I think of love. I'm nervous. In fact, to be honest, even though it's my third time having a c-section, I'm petrified. But I know what remains and its love. Love is what drives me the distance. And I can't wait to lay my eyes on our little girl.

The last day..."But the greatest of these is love."

PS: I'll be off-line for a bit but hope to post pictures as soon as I can.


  1. God Above, please bless Nikki and her family as they welcome a new baby girl. Thank you for blessing her womb with all of her children and thank you for keeping her and Baby safe to the end of the pregnancy, and that Baby had lots of time to grow and thrive. Bless the delivery, the doctors, nurses and staff involved, and please bless Nikki's recovery and nursing. I praise you, Father! We are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you for choosing us to get to carry and nurture your precious little ones. May this new Little One be healthy and strong and know how much she is loved! Amen.

  2. Steve and Nikki, please know that Elda and I are praying for a safe delivery. We miss you all, and we are sure that the boys will love their new sister. Take care and know that God is in control and that He watches our every move. Blessings on the Dauphin family this day and every day. Andy and Elda Robinson, Vallejo

  3. I love you. We can't wait to meet her.