It was just a tap on the glass, but it was so much more! Yesterday, is a day I’ll never forget. My beautiful bride gave birth to Kasen Mathew (our first child) at 5:08pm. He was 20.5 inches long and weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces. It had been an incredibly long day as she worked her way through labor, but when it came time to push, she was great. I saw his head the first time she pushed. He has lots of hair. After we had a little time with him, they took him away to the hospital nursery for a couple of hours. The nurse took me there so I’d know how to find him. As she winded her way around all those hallways, my mind wandered about whether I could find him even though she had taken me there. I wasn’t allowed into the nursery, so I stood outside watching them check him over. It was a quiet hallway, and the first time I was alone – away from the crowd of family and doctors. I looked at him through the glass and imagined the future. I imagined playing football and chasing him around the house. I watched him play with the dogs in my mind. I dreamt of Christmas and taking him camping. What would it be like to sing him to sleep? Will my lifestyle speak to him about Jesus? How will I care for him when he’s crying? What will I do? How do I. . . .? How. . . Oh no! I don’t know the first thing about raising a child. How could God give such an incredible gift to someone like me? What am I gonna do? I’m not ready for this. Tap. Tap. The nurse tapped gently on the glass calling me back to the present. Beckoning me out of my imagination and into reality. She mouthed something about giving him a bottle and I answered.
I realize now that I don’t have to know everything. I just have to be ready to love him in the present. I’ll figure it all out as I go along. I’ll trust God to help me be the father He’s called me to be. It was just a tap on the glass, but it taught me something. . . . something profound. . . . .something important about living in the present and about trusting God.
18 Replies to “A Tap on the Glass”
congratulations dude! hope to see him sometime soon.
hey steve i wanted you to know that i care more about you than josh and congratulations. does he look like you?
I heard that you’re a dad now!!! Congratulations!!!!
yay! you’re a father!
i can’t wait to see him!
CONGRATS!!!!! your Finally a dad, i know its what u have always wanted!!!! Your going to be a great dad! Congrats to u and Miranda, Kasen is one lucky kid He has 2 amazing parents. Anyways Congrats I can’t wait to meet him
Congratulations! He’s beautiful. Can’t wait to meet him!
congratulations, man! i love you tons. all three of you. 🙂
Kasen is so cute, I can’t wait to meet him myself!
Congratulations, Steve! He’s beautiful! I am so happy for you and Miranda.
hey congratulations on your kid!!! You should be in a sequel to Children of The Corn haha
Congratulations from the Green fam. We’d love to be able to catch up. Your blog/web page is very interesting, and Sharon *aka MOM* keeps us informed.
Send love to Miranda Leanne for me
Congratulations! Can’t wait to meet Kasen. Hope you are Miranda are doing well!
We saw the pictures of your sweet new baby! He is adorable! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Congrads to you and Miranda. that is so great!!!