I salute you!

ImageI must look like the walking dead, I had a funny experience the other day when I was getting my supper at Ronald McDonald house last night. A lady comes over to me and with a semi-concerned voice asks, “Do you know where the grocery store is?”. I was taken aback by this and proceeded to give her directions to three of the nearest grocery stores. About halfway through the directions however she stops me and says, “Oh no, I knowwhere they are, I just notices you are eating cereal again and I thought, ‘poor guy is eating cereal for every meal’.” I laughed a little and assured her that I had plenty of food but I love cereal and needed some comfort food.

I have to say though, how mom’s do it is beyond me. I’m doing everything in my power to help Lauren get a few hours of sleep, and Leo is an excellent baby in that department, but it must just be so depressing knowing that you have only 2-3 hours before having to wake up and feed/pump again.

So to all you moms out there, I salute you!

I also get it how people always say things like, “You don’t understand love/tiredness until you have a baby.” I think what they mean isn’t that a person has never loved or been tiredup to that point, but that they don’t understand all the aspects of love and tiredness. I have to admit I’ve never felt this type of tiredness, it’s almost like being sick to your stomach, it’s that helpless frustration when the doctors are tube feeding your baby when he isn’t hungry that makes your insides feel like there is major construction going on inside.

It makes me wonder, what love have we yet to experience in Christ? What type of love did God experience when he sent His son down to earth, or Jesus felt when he died for us. It must be the transcendent love that John talks about, “No greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.” John 15:13

A few thoughts from a loving/tired new dad:

Mark :- D


4 Comments on “I salute you!

  1. HI Mark & lauren
    Mom said Leo may be coming home this Sunday. What an anser to prayer. God is so faithful. Can’t wait to come up and see him
    love ya all 3
    Grandma & Grandpa

  2. And, don’t forget, y’all have quite a bit extra on your plate right now, and are not only away from home but staying near/in the hospital with Leo. I just thank the Lord for your devotion to Him then to Lauren and now to Leo. What a testimony of God’s love and what a profound set of thoughts you’ve written up here. Lord just bless you and your family BIG time. Hugs.

  3. Even people you don’t know are praying for you and your family. Baby Leo has given us the opportunity to be prayer warriors. We love you all and pray that he will grow strong and be a godly man like his daddy. His momma should be so proud! — Denice

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