Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Medical Training

Hope has a bright future in the field of medicine!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Could I Love Another One As Much?

Is 54:2
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back

I married my lovely wife 14 years ago. After 2 years together and our love growing stronger year by year, we found out we were going to have a baby! I thought to myself, how could I love this child as much as I love my wife?

It's a BOY!
Simeon was born. I loved that boy. Watching him grow up so quick. My son! That was my son and I love him so much! A gifted talented young man is has become.

Then, Charissa said, I'm pregant again. I thought, how could I love this new little one as much as I love Charissa and Simeon. Would I have enough love to spread to this new child?

It's a GIRL!
Liesel was born. She was beautiful. I delivered her. She has grown into a beautiful young lady. Tender hearted and full of Jesus. I love her more than words could say.

Zone defense! We found we were going to have another child! I asked, how could I love this new little as much as I love Charissa, Simeon and Liesel? Would I be able to love and nurture and provide for this new one like I do the others?

Its a BOY!
Jude! What a joy he has been! Inquisitive, sensitive and a heart of compassion! I love him so very much! He is truly a great blessing and I love him so much.

Its time again... number 4... Charissa showing me the little white stick. I said, oh my 4 kids? Will I have enough love to spread to a 4th child? Will I be able to love this child as much as I love the other 3?

It's a GIRL!
Hope was born! How I love throwing her in the air, listening to her laugh. Hearing her speak with such intended articulation. She is beautiful and I can truly say, I love her too, so much!

Ah oh, another one? This time it was time to extend our family outside of our own biological means. Adoption of a very special girl on the horizon. My question: Will I be able to love this little girl as much as I love the others?

It's a GIRL!
Ava became my newest daughter. She is full of life. I love dancing with her, jumping on the trampoline with her and making her giggle. What a blessing she is! I love her so much. I cannot being to put into words the love that I have for that beautiful girl.

Can I love more?
How much capacity for love do I have?
Is there a limit?

Lord, how much do I need to expand my tent?

How far can I go? Where will You take me?

... Ethiopia?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sad Day

Bliss died today.

She was 14.

14 years ago today, I bought her for Charissa on her birthday. I was apprehensive at first. Never had a dog before...

I loved her. She was the best dog a family could ask for.

Services will be pond side at 7pm Friday evening. We'll have a tennis ball throwing and Nelly will retrieve. Much like an F-16 missing man formation. She'll be laid to rest by the pond where she LOVED to swim almost daily.

I'll miss her dearly. She was a loved Gold Retriever.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm Proud of the 2 Boys

Simeon and Jude took it like men on the paint ball field yesterday!!!