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two years ago, we spent the day in a hospital waiting room. we were hoping and fervently praying while mel was laboring. i wanted to believe the uncertain things on ultrasounds were a fluke. i wanted desperately for austan to come announce a perfect baby had arrived.
two years ago, at 6:15pm witt harris lupher made his entrance into this world. austan came into the waiting room to proudly announce, "it's a boy!" followed immediately by the fact they had immediately taken him for help breathing.
later that night, everyone gathered as a specialist tried to explain details. details about some less than perfect conditions. then witt was brought back into the room for everyone to meet him for the first time. what i remember most about that moment was seeing the display of perfect love as mel reached out her hand to hold her son's hand for the first time.
over the course of two years, witt (and austan and mel) have given me a whole new definition of perfect. there have been so many details that are less than perfect on paper. so many tears and hard days. i don't mean perfect in the sense of painless. instead what i'm saying is that witt is absolutely perfect because he is God's creation. his story is filled with miracles and trusting in God's perfect plans. and for two amazing years witt's life has touched us in ways that are unexplainable.
witt is perfect. did you know perfect means a) pure b) excellent and delightful in all respects and c)completely suited for a particular purpose? i can't think of any more perfect definitions for my perfect nephew.
happy birthday witt! we love you beyond measure. we give thanks for you everyday and are overjoyed to celebrate you today!