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I've come to realize that, no matter what may befall me on this world, I will always have faith in the triumph of ultimate good over, as the Urantia Book puts it, the most malignant evil. Perhaps that wasn't always the case. I will be the first to admit that in my life there have been periods where my faith may falter, evil had overcome me, and sin was the only way in which I could somehow deal with the struggles of this world. Yet, all that has changed...eternally. When I look upon Zachary, I can't help but believe. New life has begotten eternal life for myself. It seems that I have always wanted fulfilment, and in him I find it. After years of wondering, questioning, experiencing the darkest doubts and the greatest of faith, I have forever settled in my heart that God is real, without question. His wisdom surpasses anything I could have ever comprehended, and His goodness is all-encompassing. I proclaim this without the faintest flicker of reservation. Now I truly know the love of the Father for us, His children, because of Zach. I know His love because through me, it flows. Thank you Father, for making every mistake I have ever made lead to the road of salvation. I look forward to an eternity of growing more and more in love with You and the many brothers and sisters you have blessed me with, and more so, Zach. I am eternally grateful.

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~Chris


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What an adorable child!!!

Is this your son, Chris?


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This is a moving testimony to the Father/child relationship, Chris. Thanks for revealing such soul depths. He is indeed beautiful.

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I've been away from home the last few days, so I just got a chance to pop online today. 23 emails later, here I am :smile:

Yes Maryjo, this is my son. Biologically, no. Yet to me it makes no difference. I love him as if he were my own flesh and blood. I never knew that this kind of love could exist, and I count myself the most blessed person in the world to experience such depths of affection.

Thank you Gerdean, he really is beautiful :mrgreen: I look forward to the adventure of raising a child. I know that it won't be smooth sailing all the way (it never is, is it?), but I'm ready and willing to be the best father I can be.

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Chris,

It takes more than biology to make a parent, as any happy adopted child will tell you...

How wonderful for you to have this opportunity, especially knowing what you know of TUB. Zachary is one lucky little fellow!

Best Wishes...


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