11:09 AM

Musings of a Happy Husband and Soon to Be Father....

Sarah and my first year of marriage has gone by so quickly, and it has been such an amazing experience, beyond what I ever imagined it would or could be! The Lord has truly given to us far more than we could have ever asked, and I am so unworthy.

Sarah is continually at my side encouraging me, comforting me, challenging me, praying for me, helping me, admiring me, supporting me and I could go on and on with all that she does and is to me and never finish! I will never deserve her love, constant care and devotion, but I thank the Lord for her so very much!

We have had such a blast this first year, spending so much special time together and getting to know each other better, which was totally the desire of my heart when we started out that well remembered May 22nd day in 2010.

We have also been tested and tried in various forms and measures, which the Lord has promised He will do to us, for "He trieth the righteous." And with every trial we have gone through, the Lord has benefited our lives in some special way, and never ceased to draw us closer to Him and to each other, which is our daily prayer. We sincerely know and believe and are so thankful that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, and it is His will in Christ Jesus our precious Savior, that we should give thanks in everything and for everything!

We are now--by the kindness of our wonderful Lord towards us in answering the prayer of our heart--on the verge of having our own dear child. And oh does it seems so incredible! For so many years I cried out to the Lord on my knees for a family of my own, and He is bringing it to pass! First in giving me my lovely wife Sarah, and and now Praise His great Name, a child of our very own.

We look forward so much to the day in which that little baby which Sarah has been carrying around in her womb all these many months will be born. And we are looking forward also to the many days ahead in which we will have the opportunity to train that little one up in the way that he/she should go, in the ways of our Lord. Having said  that we look forward to that opportunity, I don't say that without first feeling totally inadequate for such a task, but the Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us, and so we move forward with that confidence and faith in Him. We know that He will never let us down, even if we stumble along the way, for "The Lord lifteth up the meek." -Brendan