We have returned home from the hospital. Our baby boy, Elijah Ambrose, is a healthy mix of Brazilian tenacity and American perseverance. In all his glory, the “little” fellow is 9.6lbs. Despite complications and some adjustments, mommy is doing well. She is also a paragon of unending virtue. She has a hard grasp on life and simply won’t let anything affect her pursuit of being a faithful mother.
I was struck as I drove home with my third boy and bride, of the weightiness that rests on me. It is a rather stunning reality that Yahweh (Jah) would grant me such a responsibility. Another boy–an opportunity to claim that God is Yahweh (Eli-Jah) through parenting and life. May the weightiness of responsibility be light as I rest in Yahweh in the flesh.