Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
You are a lover! You remind me of the theme song from "Cheers"...sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. You're the guy who knows everyone's name! You will run to the ladies at church and hand out hugs freely. They eat you up! Nothing feels better to me than wrapping you up in my arms and receiving a big, wet kiss on my cheek. Every morning before Goliath leaves for school you ask for a hug from him. You have a sweet heart and you love people.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
I tell you all THAT to be able to proudly say THIS: I encouraged a wary Goliath to try a vomit jellybean by telling him about my experience, i.e. I did it and I survived. "Wow, Mom!" he said. "You really ate that? You're just as cool as Target!"
Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
The new water heater is in a box (which promises to be a fun tunnel for the boys later on), waiting to be installed.
We also have leaky faucets in our master bathroom--in both sinks AND in the shower. All of those must be torn out and replaced, leaving us displaced and sharing a bathroom with the kids for a few days. Sigh.
Finally, the water main in our front yard is leaking. There is a pool of water in one spot in our yard, leaving a muddy mess.
The mess will get worse before it gets better, as the solution is to dig a trench across the front yard in order to reach the underground pipes and replace them. Of course, the boys think this will be GREAT fun! :)
Friday, September 21, 2007
A: 3 brothers who have a stomach virus, bronchitis, and an ear infection, respectively.
Q: What is worse than 3 sick brothers?
A: A pediatrician who prescribes for a 3-year-old a steroid which "may possibly make him hyper."
That pediatrician is probably lounging in her quiet house this evening, laughing to herself every time she thinks about me.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
The surgery was a great success. The doctor informed us that he was unable to locate any further Cancer, and that there was no evidence of any spreading. This is I believe a great miracle from God, and I can do nothing but praise him for this. He did multiple biopsies and we will not have the results until the end of next week, but until then, my faith is strong that we will once again have the response we have asked God for.
How can we ever thank so many who have prayed and provided for us? The Prayers, gifts, calls, and unbelievable outpouring of love have humbled us and blessed us beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I have never witnessed the spirit of God move so much in my own life, there is evidence of it in my every footstep. I thank God for my wonderful wife, and I thank him for the wonderful friends and family that are so faithful to us. I wrote a poem that I would like to add to this post for everyone to read. I just want the world to know how awesome my wife is, how proud of her I am, and how much I thank God each day for her!
Thank you all once more... hubby....
There is a Tree in my life
when I found her she was the answer to my prayers
the fruit I had tasted had left me empty, lacking in so many ways
but the fruit she provided replenished me, it healed my wounds
falling down, lacking in faith she is always there for me to lean against
she has fruit and strength for more than me,
ever faithful, ever enduring
ever loving she strengthens us all
when I waver, when confusion surrounds me
she is there standing firm and her branches point the way
there is nothing my tree cannot do,
multitudes seek out her wisdom
only I can see what I wish to say
how much she means, how amazing she is
who can ever be like her? she is the tree of the ages, blessed by God as she blesses others with her resolve, with her ever enduring faith
she carries the thorn for us all
yet she stands firm, and my tears provide the nourishment she now needs
Love is when another’s happiness is essential to your own
and I am broken
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Goliath worked hard yesterday on a drawing for his new teacher. He colored a firetruck for her, then folded it up and put it in an envelope with her name carefully written on the outside. He carried it in his new backpack and gave it to Ms. L first thing. She properly admired his talent and welcomed him to kindergarten!
He took his seat at his little desk and went to work on a raccoon picture. He barely glanced up and mumbled "I love you, too" when we left. He came home with a backpack full of papers and an hour's worth of stories--who he played with, what books they read, and best of all: he wants to go back tomorrow.
Hangin' at the pool with our friends
The Star Wars exhibit at the museum
Look what I can do!
Playing in the sandbox
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
My Father's way may twist and turn,
My heart may throb and ache,
But in my soul I'm glad I know,
He maketh no mistake.
My cherished plans may go astray,
My hopes may fade away,
But still I'll trust my Lord to lead
For He doth know the way.
Though night be dark and it may seem
That day will never break;
I'll pin my faith, my all in Him,
He maketh no mistake.
There is so much now I cannot see
My eyesight is far too dim;
But come what may, I'll simply trust
And leave it all to Him.
For by and by the mist will lift
and plain it all He'll make
Through all the way, though dark to me,
He made not one mistake.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Thursday, May 31, 2007
He is an amazing blessing to us, and we are PROUD
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
It's a bad time to be an appliance in our household. Last weekend, our vacuum cleaner broke. By broke, I mean there was a horrible smell, we shut off the power, and there was literally a cloud of smoke (or was that dust?) in the room.
Yesterday, big storms rolled through Texas. As I was drifting off to sleep last night to the sound of the repeated tornado and flash flood warnings, I was thinking to myself how glad I am we were not one of those neighborhoods affected by power outages. Apparently, our neighborhood is on the "shut off the power after the rain stops falling" list. I woke up at 1 a.m. when the electricity went off, nearly broke my toe trying to find the TXU phone number using my cell phone for a flashlight, and laid awake until it came back on at 3 a.m. During those 2 angry hours, I contemplated how really angry I would be if all the food in my refrigerator went bad.
Good thing the food was saved, because as it turned out, the power outage shorted out my hair dryer. I will wake up tomorrow armed with a prayer that nothing else goes wrong and a brand new hair dryer.