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Heaven Has Come....
And in a sense, that's true!

Yes, folks... Another addition to the illustrious Jones family has arrived here on earth just in time to watch his dad go a little more insane. If we were talking about anything other than the bunch of lunatics running around this house, that might just seem a little alarming, but we're not.

So it isn't. :)

Actually, might I tell you a little bit more about my wife? Why thank you... Yes, yes... I think I will.

SHE - IS - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!-!-!-!

At about the same time the rest of the world is wondering what they can do to make it a little easier for women to apply mascara to their lovely long eyelashes during childbirth so they won't seem unkempt for the pictures, my wife is catching me watch her in utter amazement as she gives birth, yet again, completely naturally. There's something to be said about the whole process of natural childbirth. Yes, it's great to hear it from the perspective of Bill Cosby, and as a comedian, I would expect nothing less. But in all honesty, people....

It's the most beautiful thing on this earth.

Now this whole process begs the question: "If they can make it less painful, why shouldn't they?!" Now, with no offense intended for those of you who have gone through it with painkillers and whatnot, might I bring your minds to scripture as Jesus was just moments away from feeling the most inhuman amount of pain ever experienced on this earth. What did he say? Let me check. Ah yes, the scripture goes as such: "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."

What was he doing? He was asking.... dare I say begging... for the Father to find another way for him to do what had to be done. As we all know, there wasn't.

"How dare you use such a sacred analogy for that?", you might say. In response, I say "Isn't birth one of the most sacred events on earth?" I mean... We're doing nothing but bringing souls from the other side down here to have their *only* chance at attaining heaven. Pretty darn sacred, if ya ask me. Anyway...

I'm not saying anything other than this:

Childbirth is amazing, and the fact that my wife was not only willing, but insisted on feeling every last bit of pain that came with bringing our little Collin Ryan Jones to our family makes me feel something absolutely wonderful inside. Such a welling up of love and admiration. To take the hard route and to make, what I believe to be, an increasingly strenghtened bond between her and our little Collin makes her much more of a trooper than I'll ever be.

I love you, Sarah. Thank you for making our home such a marvelous miracle of which to be a part. I love you.