It was a beautiful fall day on Friday, November 5th. I was focused on Coaching the Fredericksburg Christian Varsity Boys Soccer Team to Victory during the first round of the State Playoffs. THe Boys played hard and well and we came out on top with a 2-0 VIctory! I was so happy for the guys and just plain excited to advance to the quarter finals of the state championship playoffs. As excited as I was, I never anticipated the news that I was soon to find out. I found Emily in the parking lot and gave her a big hug. After getting off the phone with the newspaper I told her all about the game and how excited I was. She told me that she was really happy for me and that she had something to show me. She reached in her purse and pulled out a picture frame that said, "World's Greatest Dad" and on the inside of the frame was Emily's writing which said, "We're pregnant." One of thee most amazing feelings that I have ever felt in my life. (FIrst was when I put my faith in Jesus in first grade, second was the day I married Em, and this was in that category). After picking Em up in the hair and spinning her around with excitement I had to belt out the words, "He Shoots, He Scores......GOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL." I have always looked forward to saying that when finding out this amazing news. Talk about being on cloud nine. It does not get any better then this.
I now feel as if I have a new purpose in life. A new beginning! This one is one that I am really looking forward to. Here we go!