Going Home

We’re so excited to be taking Sylar home today. After all the chaos and fear we experienced in the hospital, we’re so grateful to be taking our very healthy little boy home. We’re so blessed to love him dearly and nurture his God-given hopes and dreams and point him to the One who will shape his hopes and dreams to match His own.

Welcoming Our Third Child

Our son Sylar was born at 8:01 a.m. It’s a surreal experience to welcome a new child into the world. Our destiny is wrapped up in the realization of his. Seeing his beautiful face for the first time was breathtaking. He looks like his brother, and he has the thickest head of jet black hair, a trait only he of our three children has inherited.

But there’s also the waiting…because he’s spent so long in a world all his own, specifically designed just for him, and the transition into our world is difficult as he breathes our air for the first time. His lungs are adapting, and we’re praying that it would come quickly. We’re so ready to hold him and introduce him to this deep love we have for him.

So many dreams for his little life. That someday he’ll change the world with his brother and sister. So thankful for the God who knit him together. He is truly fearfully and wonderfully made.

Thoughts on Father’s Day

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” – Psalm 127:3-5

Father’s Day is great, but I’m overwhelmed by this sense that the day is really about my children. After all, without them, I wouldn’t be a father. So their existence is truly the greatest Father’s Day gift they could give me.

I’m so in love with them, so grateful for them, and want the best life imaginable for them. So I find in this day that all I really want is to show Lucy and Kalel how grateful I am for them, and how grateful I am for their mom and their little brother Sylar who is only days away from joining us.

My joy is found in bringing them joy. The moment I start thinking they owe me anything is the moment I forget that they are God’s gift to me, to love them, and to lead them into his kingdom of light and love and eternal bliss. They owe me nothing, and I owe them a life dedicated to God’s dreams for their lives. For that I am infinitely blessed.

So I take today to say Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful and beautiful wife Lindsey and my 3 incredible children Lucy, Kalel, and Sylar because I am a father because of them.