I am Pepper's husband and Josh's father. I am thankful that the Lord has given her the strength to start this blog. The moment I found out about Josh from another son was surreal. I knew it had happened but my mind failed to fully wrap itself around that idea. It was though it was a foreign concept in an undefined and undefinable category. As my mind began to actually process the unthinkable as reality it felt as if someone had reached into my gut and pulled out my bowels. Yet I had to reserve enough resolve to tell my wife, who was in the next room. Then I had to try to hold it together for the both of us while it seemed as if the whole world was disintegrating before my very eyes. Thank God for God because I had no strength. Jesus was with me then and He is with me now and forever. He continues to take me from pain to worship.
(originally written as a comment on December 23, 2010)