S: Jack Walter Zink
BC: Thank you, God, for blessing us with Jack.
FC: Jack Walter Zink | God answered our prayers
1: To Jack, We prayed for you and God blessed us more than we could have ever imagined. Lovingly, Mommy, Daddy, & Emily
2: Jack, Do you know how hard we prayed for you? As soon as mommy and daddy got married, we prayed for you. Your big sister, Emily, prayed for you every night. Your grandma's and grandpa's, aunts and uncles, friends and relatives all prayed for you. Of course, we didn’t know who YOU were yet!
5: We struggled to get you. Mommy had to take lots of medicine. Sometimes they made her crazy! She had to get lots and lots of shots and tests! Mommy even had to have surgery! We were getting worried that we would never have you, but we trusted that God had a plan and He would reveal it to us when the time was right.
6: November 3rd, 2011 was a crisp Fall day when mommy found out she was going to have you!! She took about 100 tests!! She told daddy while he shopped for snow blowers! Daddy was so excited that he jumped up and down and got tears in his eyes! We were going to try and keep the secret until Christmas, but mommy and daddy aren’t very good at surprises and we had been waiting so long for you, we had to tell someone. We told Grandma Claussen and she just cried tears of joy!! Later that week we had our first doctor appointment and they said “You Are DEFINITELY Going To Have A Baby!” We had waited and prayed a very long time to hear those very words.
8: We told your sister by giving her a spelling test. We had her spell these words: 1. Baby 2. A 3. Have 4. To 5. Going 6. Are 7. We Then we told her to read them backwards. Emily started screaming and jumping up and down!! Emily called and told your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Everyone was thrilled!! Even our animals got excited! God had answered our prayers!
10: The first time we saw you on the ultrasound, we cried. You were so tiny! ...not even 1 centimeter! Then she let us listen to your heartbeat. WOW! God is so good!!
12: Every appointment, the doctors told us how great you looked and how wonderful your heart sounded. Around 19 weeks we had and ultrasound and found out that YOU were a BOY!!! We cried tears of joy! We decided to name you Jack Walter. Jack was your great grandpa's and great uncle's name and Walter is your grandpa and your great grandpa's name.
14: Mommy's belly kept growing. . .
15: and growing and growing and growing! | and growing and growing . . .
16: The days keep passing by and it’s almost time for you to arrive!
18: Your sister is 8 years old now and just finished the second grade. She is so excited to have you as a baby brother and to be your big sister. She is going to be SUCH a great helper! We are so lucky to have Emily. God truly blessed us with her! I hope you take after her and are a happy, healthy, funny, smart, gorgeous child! I'm sure you will be! I hope you both grow to be great friends and remember that you are blessed to have each other.
20: Jack Walter, You were born on ____________________ You weighed ______________________ Here are a few pictures of that awesome day!
21: We are so blessed to have been given you, Jack and are so grateful. We will cherish every moment we have with you. We love you so much! Love, Mommy, Daddy, & Emily