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A father’s calling…

My family… a phrase that takes a whole new meaning today. Just a few days ago it was only Cassie and I walking this journey of life together, alone. Now? I have a family! A son! A whole new journey…

Three days ago, as I woke up early to spend time with the Lord, I was pointed to this passage in Galatians:

But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace… (Galatians 1:15)

God has called us, but more importantly for me on this day, God has called Cohen. By God’s grace, the very name Cohen was uttered from the lips of God. God spoke Cohen’s name into existence. God already has a plan for Cohen, and it is not by chance that Cohen is here today. God’s grace is enough…

For the past few weeks, Cassie’s blood pressure has been dangerously high even on bed rest. While in the hospital, starting labor, Cassie’s blood pressure kept all the nurses and staff on their toes. But the time came when Cohen was ready to be out.

As contractions advanced and pushing began, Cassie’s blood pressure reached it’s high at 205/136. Cohen had to come fast yet Cassie couldn’t push any harder. After an hour and 25 minutes of watching my wife struggle through the pain, a head full of hair emerged and soon after, God’s little gift came into the world.

As all the overwhelming emotions began to stabilize for us, the doctor then chose to share with us what is truly a miracle. Cohen’s umbilical cord was tied in a knot 3 inches above the placenta, wrapped around his neck once and wrapped around his feet twice. Yet, Cohen was perfectly alright.

Cassie and Cohen, both, have become the talk of the hallways at the hospital.

So as I sat with the Lord on Monday hearing Him call Cohen by name, it is only apparent on this day the faith and comfort that conversation would bring. He is my son, but even more so, he is God’s child. How can we ignore a God that does this?

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Categories: Family and Fatherhood
  1. Bob
    February 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Cohen is a gift from God. I know you two will raise him and teach him about God and His glory. May God continue to bless your family, as He has already done.

    We love you.

  2. Sherry McCrary
    February 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Truly God’s calling and God’s miracle. I love how God totally and completely shows you how in control He is of each and every moment. Cohen is truly God’s child and never forget that.
    I love this post Curtis and I am thankful for both Cassie and Cohen’s health and life.
    One day at a time…….all in God’s timing…all in God’s control.
    We serve a sovereign God — King of Kings —
    Great is His Faithfullness…….
    Blessed be His name…..
    always…….His GRACE still amazes me!
    I love you all three
    Aunt/Great AUnt Sherry

  3. Harlan
    February 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I am so very proud of and happy for you guys. These are beautiful words, Curtis. Congratulations…

  4. Loy Barnes Mayfield
    February 25, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    God is amazing!! Congratulations on your new baby boy. Truly a gift from God!

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