30 April 2010

A day in the (new) life

So Angie and I are sitting on the couch last night watching The Blind Side (great story, good film).
All of the sudden she grabs my hand and puts it on her belly.
A few seconds later I felt this delicate, little kick!
The first I've felt from our little baby boy!

A rush of emotions washed over me...
Love for a child I've yet to meet.
A very deep sense of love for my wife who is bearing the host of physical and emotional changes that a pregnancy brings.
A realization, which becomes more of a reality as Angie's belly grows, that I am charged by God to care for, support and raise this little child of His according to the grace He gives.

As my eyes filled to the brink of tears, I pondered those I would shed during my son's life -- tears of sadness, tears of joy and tears of pride, among others.

Abba Father
Instruct me in the way of love
Break me, continue to mold me
So that I may live for You and you alone
Do the same for his mother
And give this baby the power, through your Spirit, 
to run toward You with everything he has

04 April 2010

Photo by Trey Ratcliff [Stuck in Customs]

["Why do you look for the living among the dead?"]
"He is not here; he has risen!"

02 April 2010

Photo by Tim Beck
"It is finished."
[With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.]