What a night! (2:30am) We are about half way through this birth thing and it’s pretty stressful. The excitement overrules the stress but it’s different with your own child.

I compare it to how you feel when you are hurt and how you feel when your child is hurting. I just want to take her pain. Wait, no I don’t. I couldn’t do it. I have tremendous respect for all women that have had children. Thank you Lord for giving them the strength ’cause us men are wimps.

Branon and McKenzie, you both are my heroes!

I am so excited about Maddox’ arrival. I am so excited about being able to spend time with him. More than anything I can’t wait to see what God has in store. I pray for him daily.

With all the excitement that comes with this day it also brings out the most interesting sides of people. Don’t worry I am not calling anyone out, especially on here. What I will say is that I want to be a better person. I want to be able to teach Maddox to grow daily. To bury the bad stuff and grow the good. Now that is exciting! He has a clean slate. He can be whatever he wants to be. He is untainted by this crazy world.

I find many things that are beautiful in scripture but none as much as God’s grace. His grace to forgive us of our sins and make us a new.

Titus 3:5

He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.

Many people feel they have given the world all they got and have been defeated. Much like Maddox has a new slate so do we if we ask for forgiveness, actually forgive ourselves, and move forward. Stay strong my friends.

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: “Slim, I’m 83 years old now and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you’re about my age. How do you feel?”
Slim says: “I feel just like a newborn baby.”
“Really? Like a newborn baby?”
“Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.”

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