Micaiah Harrison Traylor


Micaiah 'Cai' Harrison TraylorSeptember 14, 2010
7:32 A.M.
7 pounds 8 ounces
23 3/4 inches

'But Micaiah said, “As the LORD lives, what the LORD says to me, that I will speak.”' - I Kings 22:14

Yesterday morning at 7:32 we finally, after 9 long months, got to meet our son Micaiah! It was all at once a sweet, exciting, and overwhelming moment. Having never been a father before, I’ve never understood the idea of a parent’s love for their child. But in that moment when I held Cai for the first time and looked down at him and the realization set in that this is my son, MY son, I finally started to understand that love.

Over the course of this pregnancy Vanessa and I have kept returning to God’s promise in Psalm 127:3 that children are a REWARD from God. We’ve had to keep going back to that promise because we needed to be reminded of that truth. We had a plan. And if we had gotten our way, we wouldn’t be in a hospital right now with a beautiful baby boy. We’d be at our jobs, working and making money; money that would pay debts and loans and go into savings. And then probably later this year or early next year (once we completed our debt snowball, and had all of our emergency money tucked away) we’d start to consider having a baby.

“The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9

Oh how often we forget that truth! We had our plan. God has His plan. The two plans differed. And you know whose plan won.

God’s plan involved us getting pregnant after 1 year of marriage. His plan involves Vanessa being home with Micaiah and not working. His plan involves us living on 1 income. So bye bye to knocking out the debt snowball as fast as we thought we would. Bye bye having all of our emergency money saved up. Bye bye to our plans.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

But you know what? As I sit here in the hospital room and look up from the laptop I’m typing on, I see Micaiah, MY SON Micaiah, all bundled up and sleeping. And I realize I am sooo thankful God didn’t let us get our way. I see how much greater God’s plan is.

As Andrew Peterson sang in his song “Family Man”:

I am a family man
I traded in my mustang for a minivan
This is not what I was headed for when I began
This was not my plan

I am a family man
I'm saving my vacation time for Disneyland
This is not what I was headed for when I began
This was not my plan
It's so much better than

The following are a few pictures of our 1st day with Cai. And if you click on this link it will take you to my Facebook photo album where you can see more pictures. Enjoy!

First family photo.

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