Making progress means making things simpler. .

Spring break.  JP reminded us yesterday just how long ago a year was.  He asked what this year’s spring break surprise was gonna be.  After a puzzled moment, Jaclyn remembered that last spring break, we took off for a quick vacation with the whole family in preparation for the baby we were promised in the weeks to come.  The surprise became Disney World for a day.  And a few weeks later, the birth mother would disappear and the adoption would become officially “disrupted,” leading to an emotional roller-coaster and starting from scratch.

But, if you ever need proof that God’s plan is always the right plan:

What’s this camera thing on your computer, Daddy?

Five and a half months, 20.5 pounds, and I can’t imagine the Scotts without our awesome #4!  And neither can the kids.  This morning, Kane fell asleep after his morning bottle.  Gabe asked every fifteen minutes it seemed to go check to see if he was awake yet.  Jaclyn and Kara were in Middle TN for her basketball tournament his past weekend, and Kara pouted because Kane wasn’t going.  Not because we all weren’t going, mind you. . . .

This week, our attorney plans to file the petition in our county to start the finalization process.  After that, we can get the boy an officially-official real name and other credentials.  Making progress here will certainly make things much simpler.

With that thought in mind, I read an article today that I share with you here.  Turns out, making progress means making things simpler in our faith, too.  It’s pretty simple to me – Christ died for all of us and proved over and again he didn’t care what kind of sin you had (Matthew 9:10), what race or religion you claim (Galatians 3:28), and I certainly don’t read anything about denominations or different paths to Him (1 Corin. 8:6).

So, we’re hoping simpler, more normal times are coming for Joshua Kane Scott – just to be a normal infant, then toddler, then kid.  I still can’t wait to see what all this trouble was for – just like all of our children – and what greatness the Creator has for him and them!

“For I know the plans I have for you” – this is the Lord’s declaration – “plans for your welfare, not for your disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

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