Max David Docusen was born on December 7, 2003.

It was so much fun going to the hospital that night. We left around 2am and were so excited when we arrived at the hospital. We ended up having Max later on that day…it was a day that forever changed my life. Later on that night, after everyone had left the hospital, I remember holding Max in my arms. I was holding my son. My boy. My baby. I had dreamed of this my entire life. I looked at his precious face and started talking to him:

“I love you, Max. I will always be here for you. I will never leave you. I will always support you.” The tears started streaming down my face. For the first time, I was looking at my baby boy and talking to him. “You can do whatever you want to do. I don’t care what you become, I just want you to be happy and in the center of God’s will.” I started praying for him and held him so tight. That was our moment.

Today, Max and I have full conversations. He looks at me and says, “Dad…d’you what to play cars with me? Daddy…d’you want to get the guns and shoot the army men?” Of course I want to play cars and shoot army men.

Max was my first baby. The realization of a dream that I held since I was young. I wanted to be a daddy. I wanted to look into the eyes of my son. I wanted to play cars and shoot army men and coach 3 year old soccer.

I absolutely love what I do here at Master’s Commission. I love my life and the ministry God has allowed us to be a part of at Calvary. However, there is nothing more enjoyable to me than spending time with my family. At the end of the day, wether it was an incredible day of life changing ministry or a hard day filled with challenges, I know that Max will be waiting for me. Him and Mary will come and tackle me. Jack will watch from a distance (while drooling…he’s teething). At that point…all that matters is playing with cars and shooting the army men.

This is the greatest ministry that I will ever do. Loving and caring for the family that God has blessed me with. Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with an amazing family.