God is good!
My wife and I are excited to announce the birth of our second son, Samuel. He was born on Sunday and is now doing well. He had a bit of 'respiratory distress', which is not totally uncommon for a baby a couple of weeks early. But, he is doing great and we are expecting to take him home in the next couple of days (he is still being watched in the NICU for a bit longer).
My wife is doing wonderfully. We had a much easier time with this one than with our first. Big brother just loves the new one, repeatedly telling everyone, "He is so cute!"
Events in life like this bring one word to my mind, 'PERSPECTIVE'. I often get so caught up in work; technology, projects, tasks and to-dos... And then LABOR STARTS! Suddenly priorities and perspectives shift. This kid is every thought and every moment to us right now.
Having family and friends around is such a huge blessing. God knows exactly what we need, and He is overflowing in His love to us. He has put so many wonderful people in our lives, we just feel His arms around us each time we get a visit, a call, a hug.
Yes, truly, GOD is GOOD!
Father, may we be faithful with this life you have entrusted to us. Help us to be parents that love, instruct, and point this soul to You. Thank you for this blessing. Thank you for Your love and salvation! AMEN.