Thinking about today, I am happy. I have a beautiful wife, a growing baby girl with a strong beating heart, friends who love me, and a Savior who died for me. I couldn't ask for more. If I start thinking about what tomorrow might look like, I would never be happy. What we need to live for is...TODAY.
As some of you know I am a Lord of the Rings fan. And it may seem strange to write about that in this blog but I am sure Faith will love LOTR too:). In the movie Gandalf has a quote that I think of from time to time and I really need to start reminding myself of it everyday. He is talking to Frodo and Frodo says "I wish it need not have happened in my time." "So do I," said Gandalf. "But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." This quote is amazing and a great way for me to be living. I need to only worry about today. Right now, in this small moment in time, Christ is enough. There was a great teaching by our pastor at Ridge Point a few weeks ago and that was it. Chris is enough, right now. Faith is sick. We all know that. Does that mean God can't heal her? Of course not. My God is the God that created the universe, raised lives from the dead, and knit my beautiful baby together in my loving wife's womb. God can do all things. But, I don't need to worry about that right now. All I need to worry about right now is that God loves me, Julie, and Faith. And that is enough for me.
Some of you know this already but for those of you that don't know her, my wife is amazing. The strength and grace she has while going through all of this, carrying our child, feeling every movement, kick, and hiccup, is unlike anything I could ever imagine. I know I would never be able to do it. So baby, I love you and will always be here to support you. Times will be tough, we know that. But just remember that today, tomorrow, and forever, you are loved. Let my shoulder hold your tears, I'll walk beside you through the years and let's see where this love can lead.
As the seasons change and time goes by, when your hair is grey and so is mine, I know for sure that you're gonna be just as beautiful as you are...TODAY.