Nov 11

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

How deep the Father’s love for us , how vast beyond all measure
That he should give his only son, to make a wretch his treasure

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This has always been one of my favorite pictures of the day that Mary Anna was born. It is such a testament of my husband. He’s patient, loyal, and consistent.

My mom snapped it without him looking, because in the moment the talking was stressful for him. (The husband is allowed back during a C-section, but they begin the process without him in case anything starts spiraling downward.) During this period of waiting to go back with me, the talking was a little much for him, so he quietly walked over to the hallway door, put his arms behind his back, and patiently waited for them to escort him to my side.

This is my D. He is always by my side.

This period of school has been hard for us, especially with the rigors of a new baby. As I begin another evening home alone without him, I sat down to catch up on internet life, and ended up wandering through pictures of my sweet girl, and I found this one. It’s the reminder that I needed of why I love him, and why I am so thankful that he is my husband and the daddy to our babies.

HIs deep love for me, Mary Anna, and William is such a direct reflection of the Father’s love for us. For this I am so grateful.

As I look back on July 14th, 2013, the day that my Mary Anna was born, I will forever be glad to have this picture of her sweet daddy walking away from the crowd, saying a prayer for his girls, and patiently waiting to be with us. I want to remember in this season of life that even in the midst of a crazy schedule, that we did it. We came out better and stronger than before.

This song has been in my head since we sang it Sunday, and I pray over my William as he naps that he will know how deep his heavenly and earthly Fathers’ love for him is.

I will not boast in anything: no gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ; his death and resurrection