Happy Birthday, Grace!

Early this morning, six years ago, I stood next to the midwife near the foot of my wife’s delivery bed. I was taking it all in, doing my best to encourage my lovely bride to finish the task that was hers – but mostly standing there numb trying to take it all in.

While “our” delivery was a relatively quick process start to finish, time seemed to drag on. As each stage came and went the midwife seemed more excited than I was, but I was taking it all in with great amazement and wonder.

Finally, our daughter’s head crowned and suddenly there she was! It seemed quicker than the flash of a flashbulb; and in one motion the midwife caught her and delivered her into my wife’s arms. 

I hope that one moment in time, a flashbulb of a moment, will never leave my memory. I pray that through any future sickness, injury or old age God will be kind to me, allowing me to treasure that sweet and amazing moment until my last breath.

Happy Birthday, Grace!


  1. Anonymous says

    I am so thankful that I was able to be there for Grace’s birth. I can hardly believe that it has been 6 years.

  2. Sorry I missed it, but Happy belated Birthday Grace! And I hope that God grants you your request, Craig! We’re praying for you guys.
    Sarah Johnson IBB Miami

  3. Thanks, Sarah. I hope things are well at IBB Miami.


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