Saturday, November 2, 2013

An update from your favorite Moss

Hi there!  My name is James, but you can call me George, Samuel, Thomas, or William.  I'll answer to any of them--especially if you are saying something like, "Thomas, do you want to go outside?" or "Here's your brownie, George".  

Today I wanted to take a break from my normal life of tasting cooking, feeding the farm animals, and playing with my brothers to tell you about my life as the baby of a family of ten.  Joy says that I should have done this post earlier, but I'm a procrastinator.  I thrive on deadlines.

So here it is :

Like it? I do too, but I have been informed that some people would like it better if I translated what it said.  So here is the version for those who are not learned in JJism:

I am excited that in five days I will no longer be the baby of a family of ten.  Instead, I am going to be the big brother of a family of eleven.  You read that right--on Thursday my little brother or sister will be born!!!  I've waited almost nine months, but I am not sure I can wait another second.  I check the crib know, just to see if the baby came and no one told me about it. 

In case you haven't caught on yet, I 'll shout it out for all the world to hear.  (By the way, you may want to cover your ears, as deafness is a possible side effect of such delight.)  I AM EXCITED!!!!!

You can take your fingers out of your ears now.  I'll try to confine my joy to exclamation marks. Maybe.


Maybe not.

I can't wait to hold my little sister Emily Margaret in my arms.  Or John Philip.  But I know that it's going to be a girl.  Many of my siblings think that the baby will be a boy, but they have guessed wrong in the past.  I never have.  Joy says I should tell you that I have never guessed before, either, but that strikes me as a rather unimportant detail. 

So now I want to hear what you think. 

  1. Is the baby a boy (because we have so many boys) or is it a girl (for the same reason as the former)?
  2. Are you excited? 
I'll see you at the hospital on Thursday--only, I probably won't see you because I'll have eyes only for the buttons on the hospital bed and AN ADORABLE BUNDLE WRAPPED IN A BLANKET!!!



Sarah said...

Hi, James,
I'm guessing you'll get a little sister. Either way, we can't wait to hear the news!

Renie Moss said...

It is going to be a beautiful new baby cousin! Both the names are perfect, and we can't wait!

Stephanie said...

Yay! I've been thinking about all of you this week...can't wait to hear if it's a baby brother or sister. Prayers for a safe delivery!

Helen C. said...

Love and prayers for a safe delivery Thursday from two of your Selma cousins (Helen and Peggy). Both chosen names are beautiful, and it will be so much fun to see whether it is a boy or girl! I know that this baby will be beautiful, talented, smart, have eight incredible siblings plus two phenomenal parents, and abound in love of The Lord; to God be the glory for the awesome Moss family and the blessing of your addition! Know that we rejoice with you during this exciting time. We can't wait to see pictures and updates on your wonderful, entertaining, and well-written blog! We love you all!