Death is wrong, And its grip is strong, Like a vice squeezing my heart, Yet somehow tearing it apart. And this deep, deep pain Goes against the very grain And fiber of our being, We are wounded by death’s sting. Because of sin and the fall, We all must wear death’s pall. And we quickly [...]
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Dad, you have always been A safe and secure place. Your legacy lies within Your gentle, warm embrace. Your heart and arms form A safe and secure place, A shelter in squall and storm, An incarnation of grace. Happy Father’s Day, dad. We love you so much, and thank the Lord for you.
Tonight, while rocking little Philip to sleep and singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to him, I whispered to him at least 10 times, “I love you SO MUCH!” And then I said to him, “I have no idea how Abraham or God did it.” Add it to the list of things I don’t know.
Last week, we had our second miscarriage. It’s hard to describe the emotion of hope dashed, of anticipation squelched. We lost our first baby in June of 2008. Those were difficult times. Our first miscarriage was devastating. It was like someone was punching you in the gut, repeatedly, for days. Then the Lord answered our [...]
We have a really cute baby boy. I know every parent thinks their kids are cute. And most are right. But every once in awhile, you’ll come across a baby who is actually not cute. And the nicest thing you can say at that moment is something along the lines of, “Oh, wow! Isn’t he [...]
Having a son certainly changes perspective. I now read passages like this one differently. And when I pick up our crying baby, I’ll whisper to him, “It’s okay. Daddy has you.” But that doesn’t always console him. And it got me to thinking how many times my God whispers those same words to my soul, and [...]
Dad, I’ve shared with you before that you are on my list of heroes of the faith. You have consistently shown by your life and conduct what it means to follow Jesus, even when the toils and cares of life have tried to deter you from your faith. The effects of your legacy as a [...]
…boy! We had our 20 week ultrasound today. Everything looks good and healthy. And we found out that we are going to have a son. We are so excited!
On the evening of October 30th, 2009, we were about 6 weeks into our second pregnancy. We had been trying for about a year and a half to get pregnant since we lost our first baby at 10 weeks to a miscarriage on Father’s Day, 2008. So we were very thrilled, but also cautious and nervous. [...]
Things are going to be a bit different for us in 2010. We are due June 20th. This definitely falls under the category of “Good Stuff.”