brady-bdayTwo years ago, to the minute at the time of this writing, my beautiful baby girl came into this world.

For those of you who do not know, she was born 12 weeks early weighing only 1lb 7oz and just shy of a foot long. Now here we are, 730 days later, and she is an absolutely amazing toddler. Wow.

Words cannot describe our entrance into parenthood. But we’ve done our best to paint a picture with this blog. It’s rarely updated these days because much of our time is spent working or just being together as a family. There are a few things I’ve been able to learn while these two years have sped right by. I thought I might share some of them.

God’s blessings come in all shapes and sizes

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun on this one.

Brady has been a blessing to us since day one. Sure we had an array of emotions seeping out of our pours when she was born. But we still knew right away at how blessed we were. In the past two years both Mommy and I have had opportunities to share our story. About what God has done for our family. About how technology played a role in Brady’s survival. And about how we’ve been impacted as a family. It’s such an honor to help and serve others who go through similar experiences.

I’m learning to serve my wife better

This one will, in theory, be a continual learning process. Because of Brady I’ve had opportunities I would not have otherwise had. I’ve had experiences I would have not otherwise had. Some of these opportunities and experiences are directly related to serving and loving my wife as Christ did the church. I have the utmost adoration for my bride and can’t believe how blessed I am to have her in my life. One day Brady will know the same to be true for her.

Prayer begets patience

I thought I knew what patience was before Brady came along. After being a dad for a couple of years I have accepted that I may never know what patience is. What I do know, though, is that my God is ready to help me when I need it. His Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. If I can’t find patience it’s because I forgot my lamp.

One day at a time

I’m not sure how many “plans” I’ve had since we found out we were expecting. I do know that most of them haven’t panned out. I’ve realized that I shouldn’t spend so much time planning the details. I should love and serve my God and my family. Then see where it takes us.

Happy Birthday Brady

I love you!