Saturday, May 1, 2010

Birthday Blessings

Finally, I think we're well!!! The boys recovered just in time to make it to my nephew, Will's, first birthday party. I really didn't want to miss it. Will is my brother (Matt) and sister in law's (Heather's) first son. Will's story is one that is particularly touching and miraculous. Since it's not their blog, it's not my story to share. But, let me say, the road to Will was a challenge for them and for all of the family to watch from the sidelines. When Will arrived, we all saw the waiting was not in vain.

The party was big. I'm sure it warmed Matt and Heather's heart to see all of their family and friends collectively celebrating the blessing of Will. Matt and Heather have endured so much, I'm know today was a particularly special day. It was a day that reminds us all of God's perfect plan, perfect timing and perfect child for them.

On my travel home from the party, I stopped to grab dinner with the kids. When I'm in public with all four boys, we elicit quite a few comments. (The most popular comment: "Are you going to try for a girl?") My favorite comment was uttered today. A gentleman came up to our table and said, "Four boys, what a blessing! Bless you." He's right! It was a good reminder for me. Special occasions are not the only times to appreciate the blessing of children. Children are a blessing every day!

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