This... why we came "anyway", "in spite of", "regardless of".

Because life goes on, "in spite of".

Because joy is important, "regardless of".

Because he won't wait for us before he starts exploring.

Because the habits of worship will be learned, regardless of whether we're shepherding.

Because treasures will be found, in spite of our distractions.

Because there is only so much time he'll be in my lap.

So, in spite of pacemakers, and concussions, and seizures,

we still want to erect monumental memories in the sands of time.

And, by God's grace, we did today.
Praise be to God.