Mia McLean

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!

Psalm 127:3-5

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:

Designer. Communicator. Solutions Architect. Husband. Father of 4. Friend of God. I've dabbled in building, graphic design, worship, music, media, communications, connections, leadership, and now I'm an executive pastor at Rancho Community Church in Southern California.

4 Comments

  1. Congratulations to you and Jennifer! So thankful for mom and baby’s health!

  2. Barbara McLean

    Having four kids is a humbling experience! The comments you get from other folks is always interesting and I think my favorite was “Are they all yours?” And thankfully I could answer, “Yes, everyone one of them!”

    Nothing blesses a parent more than to know your child “get’s it” – in the world of “me first” and “what’s in it for me” knowing our kids have chosen to follow Christ and be Godly parents is as good as it gets.

    God bless little Mia, her siblings and her parents!

    “I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in the truth.” 3 John 1:4

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