Friday was my last day working at the National Marrow Donor Program after three and a half years. I am grateful for the interesting people I got to meet and I learned some valuable lessons there. One thing I learned is that I am not cut out for a desk job. I am so much happier when I am interacting with people. I hope that all goes well for my friends at the NMDP. Heidi and I are one step closer to Africa.
On Sunday we had a Dedication Service for Jackson at our church. That means that during the service the pastor called us up and we agreed before the church family that we would dedicate ourselves to raising Jackson in a manner consistent with our Christian faith. Some of our family members were also there to witness and stand in agreement with us. My prayer for Jackson is that he fits the description of John the Baptist in Luke 1:68, “Everyone who heard this wondered about it asking, ‘What then is this child going to be? For the Lord’s hand was with him.” I also pray that as Jackson grows he fits the description of Jesus in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” I am convinced that he is a child with a special calling from the Lord but I am not sure exactly what that is yet. As he grows I am excited to see who he becomes. My job is to not mess him up too much in the process.