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Monday, September 17, 2007

Doing a Great Work

I'm taking my paternity leave this week. After dropping Kelly's dad and step-mom off at the airport today, it's official: we've gone from man-to-man to zone defense.

A number of years ago this would have driven me crazy: a week not on campus with so much to do? So many students to meet with? At such a critical time of the year?

But it is evidence of the Holy Spirit's work in my life that I know (most days) that these three little people and my wife are my most important work. I love students and I love working with students. But the students come and go. My kids, my wife, these are the relationships that are most valuable.

So this week as I'm zipping around town dropping Davis off at pre-school or hitting up the park or putting together peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and I'm tempted to feel anxious about other things that need to be done, I will remember this little passage from Nehemiah: "I am doing a very great work, and I cannot come down."


jennie marie said...

Congratulations Alex and Kelly! Welcome to the world Emma Kate! Get your dad to perform the baby shark song for you. It never gets old...

Alex said...

hey, i think that lots of iv staff might disagree with you there, jennie marie!