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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coming soon (literally)...

As Christmas draws near, so does the arrival of our baby girl.

When I stop and think about Mary and Joseph, I realize that I actually cannot imagine how it must have been for them. 

While we have an entire nursery set up in anticipation, they probably had little more than a small house with a crib. We have a plethora of hospitals to choose from as the place to bring our little girl into the world; while the only choice for them was a stable, most likely filled to overflowing with dirty, smelly animals.

As a husband and soon to be father, I can only imagine the despair and worthless feeling which Joseph must have felt when he realized that he could not even provide a bed for his pregnant wife...

While I am grateful for the life God has blessed me with I cannot help but feel a bit self-indulgent when I think about how His son was brought into the world--and about the conditions which countless other children are born into around the world every day. Truly, I am grateful, and pray that God allows me to help others outside my daily vision, as well as those beyond our borders...

Stay tuned, for more posts as we prepare for Cosette, and as she prepares for us...

Josh