Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Reflections on a year of Daddyhood

Our offspring recently turned a year old. I remember awhile back my friend Jason said that when you get married you discover just how selfish you really are...man was he ever right! This year ive learned that having a kid adds approximately 100 million percent to my selfishness factor....for example, why wont that goober stop crying so I can think enough to write this blog about him!

I always knew that being a father wouldn't be easy. What I wasn't prepared for was the range of emotions that comes along with it. From feelings of utter helplessness and sorrow to laughter and joy, no emotion is left untouched. This has been a long, interesting and beautiful year. Ive learned what it means to be needy and needed. More than anything, i have learned about grace and my desperate need for it. There is nothing quite like being a daddy-o. Happy birthday ya big chooch!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Our friends Jason and Vanessa had their precious babies Melody and Madison tonight. I cried as I held their lifeless bodies and my mind turned to heaven... a place where sickness, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more. Thank you Delgados for letting us bear this burden with you....and thank you Jesus for defeating death.