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I Forgot

At sometime in the first year of your first child’s life you will forget.   Trust me, it happened to me.   This kid, and the two that followed in the next few years have irrevocably changed my life.   There is no doubt that I am forever altered by them being here with me, but I still forget.

What will you forget?   You will forget how much you prayed for them to be here.   I know I did.   My wife and I had prayed for years that we would have children, and then that they would be healthy.   Then when we finally get what we’ve prayed for…we forgot.

I watched the following video on my iPhone while hanging out in the living room.   At the key moment when the entire video gets serious, my 6 year old and 4 year old come running into the living room squealing and throwing toys in laughter.   I could barely make out the audio, but I didn’t need to.   It helped me remember.

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Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

1 Comment

  1. Kenny · February 1, 2010

    You got to warn me when putting a video like this on your site. Sitting on the couch with my little boy I just about fell apart. I’m so thankful and blessed.