Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Only Son

I've been waiting over 11 years to have a son. Ever since Jess found out she was pregnant with Annalese in August 2004, I've longed for a son. Then, in November 20, 2015 we finally got news we were having a boy!

Right after the ultrasound Jess and I took our three daughters and headed to The Children's Place to pick out some outfits. Now, I'm just a t-shirt and ball cap type of guy, so I had a tough time picking out hipster type clothing and skinny jeans, lol...These were the first outfits we bought for Hudson. 

Obviously, the last few months I've dreamed of playing baseball, football, and wrestling with Hudson. I've envisioned what it would be like taking him to his first ballgame and going fishing with him. I literally had Hudson and I's first 10 years planned! Now, all that has been put on hold. It's been difficult observing the suffering that Hudson is going through, my only son. Jess and I thought that with a miraculous delivery (and reviving) he would have a miraculous recovery. We understand that is not in God's plan right now. I'm reminded that God, the Father, had only one Son and that He understands what I'm going though because He witnessed the suffering of His perfect Son. 

Jess and I understand that we live in a sinful world, and that Christians aren't exempt from the suffering & trials that comes with living in a sinful world. We also understand that Hudson is not our son, but rather God's. Hudson is just on loan to us right now, and we are so thankful for the 7 days God has given us with our little Huddy Buddy so far. The Lord is good and His promises are true. -Bryan

My flesh and my heart (and my Hudson) may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. -Psalm 73:6

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