Amy gave birth to Conner this morning at 10:44. According to the text on the picture message she sent me at 3:20 this afternoon, he is 2 pounds and 13 1/2 inches. His color is good and he’s intubated, but she’s touching him in the photo, so I’m taking that as a good sign that things are as well as they can be for an infant born 12 weeks prematurely.
Welcome to the world, little Conner Lee. Already fully known by your Creator, may you grown in His knowledge and love as He keeps and heals you in these early days and all the days of your life. Father, we pray that you will continue to form Conner’s lungs to full maturity, that he will breathe deeply and grow steadily. Protect Conner from any harm, Lord, and use the miracle of his very existence to bear witness of your sovereignty to his parents, Amy and Kris. Also, Jesus, bring healing to Amy in body, mind and spirit as she recovers from all she has experienced in these days leading up to Conner’s arrival; unite her heart with his, help her and Kris to love you, one another, and this blessing you have given them in Conner. Amen.