Jacob is now over 19 weeks old. About 4 and a half months. Every day I look at Jacob’s little face and am amazed at how fast he is growing. He is starting to roll over on his own, can almost balance himself sitting up, can support his own head really well, now understands that his hands are for grabbing things (especially dad’s chin and nose), is curious about his surroundings, and loves to laugh. We love him so much.

On Sunday, September 29, we will dedicate Jacob at our church. It is a simple and brief prayer for him and us so that we are able to bring him up right in God’s eyes. And we fully intend to do that. We want him to feel like our church is a big part of his life as he grows up. When he is old enough, it will be up to him to decide which path he plans to follow. Until then, it is up to us to make sure that we guide him the best that we can. I know that there will be tough days ahead. We will just pray and hope that things will work out for the best.

We also want him to know how blessed he is. He will (hopefully) never know what it is like to be homeless, starving, or alone. He is a lot luckier than so many people out there that are less fortunate and he should do what he can to help those people whenever he can.