The Next Chapter

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My world just got a whole lot bigger.

Kristen and I saw the heart beat of our new baby for the first time today, blowing away the cloud of doubt we had harbored since the doctor first confirmed the pregnancy two weeks ago. The little guy (or gal) is about the size of a large olive, but it has a healthy heart rate of 166 beats per minute.

My heart, on the other hand, nearly stopped this morning when the news that I was going to be a father began to sink in.

It was a very surreal moment to say the least. I have always known that I wanted to be a father. When I was in college laying out the blue print for my life, I made a little note in the corner to remind me that on the priority list, “being a good dad” ranks way above “landing a staff job with National Geographic” or “paying off the mortgage.” Just like those other goals, though, I didn’t really expect this one to come to fruition so soon. I certainly didn’t want to put it off for too long, it just seemed like something that would take care of itself eventually.

And it did. Now I can’t imagine a better time to bring a new life into the world.

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About David Anderson, Jr.

I'm a wandering pilgrim anchored in the Baptist tradition, tossed about by the anabaptist current. I am a minister at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church and a recent graduate of Campbell Divinity School. I am the husband of a beautiful woman, and the father of a blond-haired boy. I am a work in progress, struggling to work out my own salvation with fear and trembling. View all posts by David Anderson, Jr.

9 responses to “The Next Chapter

  • Susan

    The most beautiful news in the world. Love you guys

  • Zach

    Y’all are pregnant?!?!OH MY GOSH! Wha…wha…OH MY GOODNESS! : ‘) that mean’s I’m an uncle. OH MY GOSH! AND, aunt cindy thinks she’s a GREAT AUNT now. OH MY GOSH!

  • Pam

    Wooo hooo! Congrats to you both! Wow, I can’t believe your mom is going to be a grandma! Send her my love.

  • Mr.New Uncle123/jt/yayayayaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayayaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!woooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tis is like one of the greatest things thats ever happned to me guy’s i actually cried a little

  • Mr.New Uncle123/jt/yayayayaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i will be sending pics to your email soon so WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr.New Uncle123/jt/yayayayaya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncleima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncleima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle ima uncle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MWAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alayna Crockett

    Kristen and David.
    this picture was the most beautiful picture i’ve ever seen. you guys have a wonderful life ahead of you. I’m so happy theres finally going to be a another baby in this huge family of ours. i love you both alot, and god bless (:

  • Tammy Palmieri

    Congratulations Kristen and David…this is going to be the absolute best thing that you have ever experienced! Enjoy every moment! You are going to be great parents! We love you guys! Scott, Tammy, Daniel and Ryan

  • Jessi

    Congrats!!

    And Good luck with the M-Div. Stuart has really enjoyed that, he is/was at Gardner Webb.

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