You say goodbye, and I say hello

August 22, 2009

Thank you Mr. McCartney, but we’ll actually be saying both hello and goodbye this time.

Goodbye 😦  A great big “Goodbye!” to everyone who came out from Vancouver to minister to us and our fellowship here!  We had a great time connecting and exploring our  identity in Christ with you all!  I’m excited for what the Lord is going to in you, and for what he has already begun, bolstered and continued through you!  Thanks for your transparency, willingness to learn and adapt, and the joy and insight you brought to our context here (I’ll be blogging to recount things more fully later)!

And also: Hello!  A great big “Hello!” to our new baby due to arrive some time in late February (maybe sharing a birthday with Grandma Wulf?)!  No we were not planning on having another baby this close to Jude (18 months-ish).  No Kate has not been in to see a doctor yet (due in part to surprise and figuring things out in a new culture)  We’re thinking Kate’s is around 12 weeks along and hoping to see a doctor next week.  Please pray for this pregnancy especially as I’m sure it will bring our foreignness back home to us in new way (“Comfort” in pregnancy comes at a high premium as it is, let along trying to translate it in to a new cultural currency).

On another note, once the initial shock was over, we have had a blast announcing this new baby!  Here’s the short story of how we announced to our parents: Kate made a shirt for Jude with “Big Bro” sewed on to the front.  We sent this picture to our parents while video phoning on Skype.  Both set of parents asked the question, “What’s with the ‘Big Bro’?”  “Oh, well, Jude is going to be a big brother.”  And this is what ensued (Please add your own audio to match the expressions in order to capture the full event)…

The Wulfs

The OsgoodsThanks moms and dads (and Chris’ right side)!  We’re excited to meet you little baby!  We love you!


3 Responses to “You say goodbye, and I say hello”

  1. Win Says:

    Be fruitful and multiply 🙂 It’s great to be obedient, huh?
    Congrats to you both!

  2. Mom Says:

    I am so happy for your family, Joey and Kate. Little babies start out so dependant, but turn into something so different as each develops and becomes someone you can’t imagine living without.

    Joey, you were our surprise, and I had serious doubts that God really wouldn’t give me more than I could handle as a sincere but bumbling mom: I was barely keeping my head above water with your four older siblings spaced in age the same as your first two will be. Adding another seemed like suicide, and maybe, in some ways, it was-death to some things in me that needed to die.

  3. Shirley and Jeff Says:

    Whoo-hoo! Could this be your little ballerina? Or another cute little boy for Jude to wrestle with? Well, I am sure Jude will wrestle with whoever pops out! Kate, I will pass the great news on to Laura.

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