Matt Campbell – Reflections on Life, Ministry and Scripture

Waiting on the Baby!!!
June 25, 2008, 3:52 pm
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As I am write this note my cell phone is in my pocket waiting for “the” call. By “the” call I refer to Nicole calling to say, “Matt, it’s time for the baby to get out of my belly! Take me to the hospital!!!” And, literally, she could call at any moment. We both want to share that surprise. We both want that memory to look back upon. I can’t wait for that call. Her bags are packed. I have a good book in a bag along with my computer, camera and ipod. This is definitely the most unique experience of my life thus far.

We spent forever deciding on a name for the new little girl in our family. Well, let me rephrase that. We spent forever agreeing on a name. Nicole knew exactly what the name would be, I was just a little slow in realizing Nicole would get her way. So, I cannot reveal the name yet. I’ll give you a hint, though. It starts with a “L”.

For the most part we have everything ready for when we get back home. The nursery is finished. The good people at our church threw us shower to furnish us with lots of essentials. All the guys threw me a diaper party (it was really more of a wiffel ball party that required diapers for entrance). A good friend is cleaning our house while we are in the hospital. And…well…I’m sure we are forgetting a few things, but that will just have to be a surprise waiting in disguise for now.

I would say that even Boomer is ready for the baby. He has turned into a lovey-dovey dog that last few weeks. He cuddles, licks and gives more attention than I can remember. He is and will continue to be a good companion for our family.

I will be posting lots of pics of the addition to the Campbell family. When that time comes no one knows. Until then we are just “waitin’ on the baby.”