It has been over two years since my first blog, inspired by the adoption process we were about to embark upon. It really was intended to become an update center for all of those who wanted to know where we were in the journey. In other words, it was a place I could say what was going on without having to say it quite as much as I would individually. (To quote Pappy O’Daniel, “We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re MASS communicatin!”)
If you’ve been coming around for a while, even if it’s a short while, you’ll notice this is a new look and new home for the blog. Not sure if it’s an upgrade, but it’s easier on my end, so there you go.
More importantly than the birth of the blog comes a milestone this Tuesday that seems on one hand to have taken the snap of a finger. On the other, it has truly felt like a full twelve months.
One year ago today, Jaclyn and I left Gibson County immediately after morning worship service and drove to Nashville to catch a plane to Detroit, en route to Phoenix. By the end of the day, we were emotionally and physically tired, but arrived at Banner Gateway Hospital before most everyone else (judging by the barren parking lot) to sit in a waiting room and do what it’s designed for. . . . . wait.
It wasn’t long before we met this guy. . .
. . . and life hasn’t quite been the same since. But this little guy is a Scott and has been nothing short of an awesome addition to our family. I went back and re-read some of the posts from the week Kane was born. What the crap?
Who would endure such a long, hard process? Anyone who loves someone else would. Many of you reading this have endured hardships for those you love – be it your mate, your parents, your kids, or just anyone that you truly care about. And this guy was no different. If we had to go around again tomorrow, I’d do it (albeit a little more wiser) – not just for him but for any of the four little Scotts.
But it brings to mind exactly what Christ endured for us, for our eternal security, and to make sure we had a place at His table. So, continue to be challenged in your faith and make sure small inconveniences here on earth don’t keep you from living a life that honors Him, considering His inconvenience on our behalf. And the best way we can do that is to love. When Jesus was asked what the greatest of the commandments was, he said two things – Love God and Love Others. Pretty much sums them all up.
So, Happy Birthday, Kane! Year 1 was a lot of fun (other than getting up earlier and changing diapers again. And packing up half a house worth of crap for someone that weighs less than 30 pounds anytime we leave the driveway). What a plan must be waiting for you and I am thankful that I get a great seat to watch God work in your life!
And DIG IN to the new blog (like Kane on a birthday cake!)
“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the GREATEST of these is LOVE”
1 Corinthians 13:13