Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Taylor Labors

I have a blog entry I will eventually write titled "My Life Didn't Turn Out Like I Thought It Would." But for now I am happy to share the good news that Phaedra and I are going to have a baby. God-willing the baby will arrive smack dab on a federal holiday: Labor Day.

As a gift to celebrate this announcement our dear friend Samantha Wedelich drew an image of us and for us. We've been big fans of her work for quite a well (do check out her work). But we loved the oven mitts, the red hair, Phaedra's characteristic skirt-over-pants look and the sweet image of togetherness that Samantha's line-drawing implies. May it ever be.

We don't always understand the ways and will of God, but we are grateful for the community of family and friends that surrounds us. We wouldn't want to do it any other way.

19 comments:

Katie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, DAVID AND PHAEDRA!! We couldn't be happier for you. What a blessing. :)

Cole Matson said...

Congratulations & all blessings!

w. david o. taylor said...

Thank you, friends!

Anna M Blanch said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful news! Many blessings on all three of you!

Thomas Cogdell said...

Wonderful! The world needs more Taylors ...

Holly said...

Praise God!!! Congrats :)

Gwen said...

BIG SMILES!!!!

Laurel said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news! Be blessed!

Laurel said...

Congratulations, and many blessings!

w. david o. taylor said...

Thanks everybody, we're thrilled for sure and it's fun to share this with others.

micah mcd said...

DAVID!!! What wonderful news!!!!!!!! Congratulations David and Phaedra! So excited for you guys! Praise God indeed!

joellawme said...

I am so glad for you! How wonderful. Congratulations.

Evangeline said...

Congratulations! New life is so exciting. May the next 9 months be such a joy and blessing for you - enjoy every, single, second leading up to the arrival of your new child.

Chip said...

YAHOOOOO!!!

Greg Scheer said...

I'm really excited for you two! I'm sure you'll make great parents, but if you do ever need any advice on child-rearing, please feel free to ask. (Someone else.)

Alex Humphrey said...

Congratulations!!!! That is so amazing!

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MamiGold said...

FINALLY! I have been waiting on tenterhooks to hear this news from you two! Welcome to the best club ever. Though your garden may wilt, your studio gather dust, your eyelids droop and your physique grow buxom, every day your heart will burst with new love for this tiny person and your life will be full of thousands of little miracles. Hurrah for god-fearing, art loving babies!!!

we love you guys
-Shayla, Evan, Ruby and Jesse

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