Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Evan's Day

This morning, Ty and I woke up to the sound of his phone receiving a text message. It was just after 6 a.m., so I thought it was one of his workers calling to say they wouldn't be coming in today and rolled over to savor my remaining 20 minutes of sleep.

But the text said something much better than I expected. The Blanchers were going to have their baby today.

{Thomas, Kristen and Adam)

In Kristen's text, she mentioned that Evan was scheduled to be born on Friday, but he had other plans. We were all ready for the induction, but Evan was ready today. Today is baby Evan's day!

I would say this unexpected surprise fits well with how the past several months have been for the Blanchers. Adam is pursuing his doctorate in psychology and completing his residency in Jackson, but Kristen needed to stay here to ensure her job and prepare for Evan's arrival.

The arrangement wasn't ideal, and definitely not a situation that any married couple would say they wanted to endure. But the Blanchers make it look easy. You rarely, if ever, hear a complaint from either of them. I don't know if I could be that way. I don't know if I could be so positive.

To me, it's just another indication of how futile our planning can sometimes be. The Blanchers remind me of all the beautiful things that can happen when you let go of your plans and cling to your faith and the better plans laid out for us.

Today, Evan's birthday, is another wonderful example of that.