It was February 14, 2008 while at a conference in St. Louis when I found out Maya would be here in a just a few months. That day, like today, I cried with excitement and joy that the Lord has blessed us with such a gift. Fast forward nine months later, I remember….like yesterday being nervous…our parents and family where there to encourage us along the way and then the doctor came and told us that “it’s time”. Immediately, my heart dropped and mind went running with so many thoughts about the unknown process called birth. Then we walked down the hall…they took my baby, Bridget, away and told me to wait. I really did feel anxious at that moment…I want to be by her side the entire time. Then, as I sat in the hallway…someone came and got me and said “You ready?”, and I said “Yup!”. After a few moments, the first miracle in motion was here!
Now, four years later, our little gift just keeps on giving through the joy and some pain she brings to our life. Today, I realized that these four years seem like four days. But, the difference is that these four days have been the best four days of my life! So, I am writing this journal for Miss Maya to read when she gets older that dad thanks the Lord for you and the vessel he incubated you in (Yo’ mama), you both have truly the best gifts a man could ever ask for…and now in my best southern memphis accent (Happy berthday baybe!!!!)