It’s amazing how time flies by so quickly. It’s like the older I get the faster time goes. It’s not that big of a deal though because life is so good…confusing…complicated…obviously.
Tyler is my 4th child. He is blessed with 3 older sisters. People ask us if we are finished and I always wonder, “finished what?” We never really planned on having 2 when we had 1. Our philosophy has always been to take one at a time. Is life challenging? Absolutely!
Tyler is totally dependent on me and Allison. There is really nothing that he can do on his own. He is the very definition of “needy.” But above these things, in many ways he reminds me of how I am to approach the father. No, I don’t cry when I am hungry or anything like that (o.k. maybe sometimes), but I am to come before the Lord recognizing my neediness. I realize that Tyler may not recognize his neediness but he understands when Allison or I am with him and he understands that we are the ones who provide what it is that he needs to survive. I may be able to speak more eloquently and do more for myself, but sometimes I don’t recognize my extreme need for God and consequently overlook God as the one who provides what I need daily, moment by moment to survive.
I will be the first to telly you that the analogy isn’t perfect, I am not trying to say that it is. All I am trying to say is that there is a lot I am learning from a 4 week old…..