Two years ago I wasn’t at the hospital laboring for my son. I didn’t hear his first cries or change his first diaper. I didn’t bundle him up in a “coming home” outfit or tuck him into the crib down the hall. Two years ago I was in my home thousands of miles away from Ethiopia, Africa laboring for my son. I was painfully awaiting his arrival into our family.
The word labor means “work, hard physical work”. In scripture, God said that women would have pain in bringing forth children (Genesis 3:16). Pain and labor are most definitely associated with extending our families through children.
While my labor and pain may not have been physical, there were still very difficult, anxious moments in bringing him home. Over two years ago we started praying for this little boy, praying that God would grant us to extend our family. During this time we have shed countless tears, prayed lots of prayers, and had many difficult days. But today we are celebrating! Today we are celebrating God, who has given Hudson Lee Wilson life and allowed him to be a part of this earthly family.
“Through him we have birth and life and every thing and every person in our lives. So God is the reason we have anything to celebrate. He is the ultimate source of any of our celebrations.” -Noel Piper
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is not variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17