Today, we (the family) went to the beach...no HUGE outing, just a walk, lunch, and walking in the sand. Kourtney, McKenna, and I played around in the surf. Then, I took Blake and dabbed him in the water. It's a really big ocean. It's a big world. I know he's going to take it by storm...if his sisters don't beat him to it that is. Kourtney, McKenna, and now Blake have made life pretty awesome. I really love being their dad.
With Blake coming on the scene, everybody has been really incredible...making our life easier. We haven't fixed a meal in over two weeks. Let me tell you that there are some women at Life Pointe that can throw down in the kitchen! I've gotten more voice mails, emails, and blog comments than I could ever return. Today, we even got flowers from a cool-as-heck pastor and his wife Stephanie from right up the road.
I'm a blessed guy. My son put his feet in the ocean and I feel like I have more friends than a beach has sand.
Blake is as cool as the other side of the pillow. He's got my eyes. When he cries, he sounds like a little man. His first set of PJs had football helmets. He sleeps like crazy. Kourtney and McKenna are in love with him. Kelly is more beautiful than ever when she holds him. I'm loving life. I'm skipping the office again tomorrow. Sue me.
Today at 5:40 PM, Kelly introduced a handsome young guy by the name of Blake Matthew Johnson to the world. He's 8 lbs. 14 oz. and 22 inches long. He is totally a guy. Right off the bat, he looked at me and gave me a head nod. What a cool little cat.
Kelly is an amazing woman. I could say that a thousand times and it would still be an understatement. God totally hooked me up with a wonderful girl that I've never deserved. I am amazed at His goodness.
Thanks to everyone that was praying for a healthy baby and mom, especially our super Life Pointe Church family. Leaving you guys after the 9 am service to cheer on my wife and meet my son was so special. What an incredible day.
Kelly is past her due date. We've rearranged schedules. We've readied the house. We've hurried up so we can wait. Now, I'm ready for my son to be here.
It's all I can do to not to share his name with you. I will soon. After I've held him on my chest and loved on my wife, I'll begin the process of making phone calls to friends and family that are out of town. I'll post a picture and the details.
In the meantime, I just wait and thank God for His grace through Kelly's pregnancy. She's an amazing woman. God has been good. I'm ready to be a dad for the third time.
I'm enjoying the last days of being a female dominated house. My little guy will be here soon. I almost fainted when Kourtney was born (seriously). I was wonderfully surprised when McKenna was born (we were told she was a boy). I'll feel immensely complete when my son is here. But, for now, I'm enjoying my beautiful pregnant wife and two amazing little girls who rule the roost and mesmerize their daddy.
My sweetheart, Kourtney
Lauren Johnson turned 4 years old on Monday. Kelly shares how we celebrated with a trip to Cartoon Cuts at the Falls for her first "real haircut." It was great fun.
That morning, it seemed like she woke up and acted, looked, and talked older. Amazing. I'm more in love with Kourtney now than ever. I'm a proud dad of a beautiful young lady. She's intelligent, funny, beautiful, thoughtful, and creative. She takes up for her little sister at the play area at Dolphin Mall. She has lots of friends. And, she loves her daddy. I love you, buddy...proud that I get the privilege of watching you grow up!
I dreamt about my son all night last night. We are coming down the home stretch, maybe a couple weeks or a couple days...who knows. I pictured him laying on my chest asleep. I was skipping a day in the office to be with him.
Kelly is pretty amazing. She's so strong and beautiful. She manages motherhood with so much grace. Amazed.
God is incredible for allowing us the privilege of feeling the kind of love for our own children that He feels for us. Simply amazed.