I apologize to those of you who have been anxiously anticipating a new blog entry from me. The fact of the matter is that I have the greatest distraction of all time in my life right now and she demands attention and I am more then happy to oblige.
The baby blessing was a wonderful moment and I am grateful to all those who participated. I know some of you really wanted to be here but were unable to attend due to various circumstances. Your intent did not go unnoticed and your spirit and love were felt despite your absence. Please know that my children have a strong understanding of the family and friends who love and support them, even when separated by great distances.
Which leads me to a quick thought. In giving Tessa the blessing I became profoundly aware of the tremendous love our creator has for each of us. I can't really describe the feeling but I've felt it a lot over the past month. I've heard it in the comforting voices of family and friends, I've seen it in the faces of total strangers, I've touched it in the form of newborn perfection. His love surrounds us in some way in every walk of life, all we have to do is pay attention.
So as I look into the eyes of this new fallen angel, I am reminded of my father above. And for a brief moment I remember.... I remember what it feels like to be in his presence. I remember how much he loves me. I remember what is truly the most important thing in this life. And I remember how much he wants us to come home so that he can hold us and be distracted from all of his responsibility if but for a moment.