Wow, it has been a while since I have posted here but believe me ~ I have a good reason:
I’m a daddy!
On April 26 my wife and I adopted the cutest little baby girl you will ever see. We received a call on the 23rd that this baby was born on April 18 and that the birth mother has selected us to raise her daughter. We were overjoyed, scared, nervous, thankful and a host of other emotions. My wife and I packed up and left for Houston on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. We drove through the night and arrived in Houston on Thursday afternoon. Our daughter was placed in our arms on Friday night.
Her name is Mayah Jo. Mayah is a Hebrew name meaning “close to God“. And considering the ups and downs and ups we have been on, Mayah’s name is very appropriate and meaningful to us. Our prayer is that Mayah grows up to realize this for herself; that God is close to her.
My wife and I will be sharing more about this amazing experience on our adoption blog ~ Adopted as an Heir. We haven’t updated there for a while but it is coming. And because of some privacy issues with adoption I will not be posting pictures of Mayah online (but like I said, she is cute). I may sound over-protective but I am O.K. with that. So I hope you understand.
Wow ~ daddy ~ it just boggles my mind that I can be referred as that.
God is so good!
God is so awesome!
God is so faithful (even when I’m not)!
Let all people praise and worship Him.
Let’s prayer together…
Loving God…you are so good. You are so awesome. Even when times are tough and the road looks bleak, you are there. Even when the valley is dark and long, even when the storms rage oh so strong, you are there. Even when the hurt hurts so bad and the outlook looks so dim, you are there. On the highest mountain top and lowest valley, you are there. Satan would have us forget your goodness in the midst of despair; trying to convince us that you are some cosmic bully. Satan would have us forget you in the good times; trying to convince us that we don’t need You. But the Good News is that you reign supreme and you have chosen us. We belong to you and Satan has no claim on us. Help us to see you near us in the dark and tough times. Help us to see you near in the bright and joyous times. You are close to us always and forever. God, Oh God, you are so, so good and we praise your holy name. Through Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.
The Pastor a.k.a. Daddy -|—