If God had taken counsel of our best judgment last summer after we committed to adopt Tommy, we would have sagely declared to Him that surely 2013 was the worst of all possible times to add a new baby to our family.
Of course children are a blessing and of course we love babies, but…
…and we would have followed this up with a long list of reasons so sensible and obvious we wouldn’t have had to explain them to any other human being.
Tiny baby Benjamin, as I smile into your eyes and you gaze into mine, trying with all your might to talk and smile back at me, my vision blurs. But I have to look you in the eye and confess my hard heartedness to your Creator.
Just because of what my human logic considered to be poor timing…timing!…we would have missed the unique and inexpressible joy of you.