At 8:29pm on Monday, February 27th, we welcomed our fourth child into the world: Mia Grace McLean.
A lot of people have had a lot to say about having our fourth child. It’s funny the comments, looks, raised eyebrows and looks of surprise we get.
The next obvious question we get is, “boy or girl?”, to which we answer “girl”.
Next question: “how many boys/girls”.
“One boy, three girls.”
“Oh my goodness!” and “Well at least you got your boy…”
Well, I don’t know what to say – we’re not expert parents yet, and probably never will be but I do know this: we are extremely blessed. We are the parents to four perfectly healthy kids; great kids. And they love their new sister, as we all do.
So now we are a family of six and today I’m reminded of God’s calling on my life, and his many, many blessings. This verse has been on my heart and mind lately:
3 Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy?4 Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows are the children of a vigorous youth.5 Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children!
So, not a lot of deep thoughts and revelations here. Just thankfulness to God for his continued blessings, mercy, and grace in my life (thus Mia’s middle name). Thankfulness to my incredible wife and the amazing family and responsibility we get to enjoy together.
Here’s some pictures of the first couple of days of Mia’s life: