Joyous Life Changing Moments

I have been reading John Ortberg’s new book “Faith & Doubt.”  In it he tells how a baby has changed his life and faith.

I took the baby from her and was overwhelmed by the wonder and mystery of the presence of a human person.  Not just the mechanics of her body–though they were amazing.  Not just my sudden love for this being–though it was a flood tide.  What overwhelmed me was being in the presence of a new soul.

I can’t believe that there is a live, flesh-and-blood immortal being in this room who didn’t used to exist.  She will grow up–and we’ll watch her.  She’ll become a woman.  And then one day she’ll grow old.  This red hair will turn to gray and then to white; this same skin that is so pink and smooth right now will be mottled and wrinkled, and she’ll be an old lady sitting n a rocking chair–and it will be this same person…

When I held Laura, I found myself incapable of believing that she was an accident.  I found myself incapable of believing that the universe was random chaotic machine that did not care whether I love her or hated her.

Every child is a testament to God’s desire that the world go on.

My absent co-blogger and best friend became a dad last night, and God has blessed him and Vicky with two beautiful babies.

Oliver Ryan Hudgins

born – 12/9/2008 at 12:31 am
weight – 6 pounds 2 ounces

Lorelai Jane Hudgins

born – 12/9/2008 at 1232 am
weight – 5 pounds 6 ounces

I can’t wait to go to Vegas in a few weeks and meet them.



4 Responses

  1. We are proud of your friend (and even more proud of his wife)

  2. yea! matt and vicki!

    great names. god bless your new family!

  3. i mean vicky. sorry!!! thats my bad.

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