Saturday, January 05, 2019

We Were

taking a break from building a nursery for our daughter to be's arrival! Of course we didn't know who she would be...... or from where in China...... or even exactly how old , even if she was born yet! At this point it would still be nearly a year until we would learn all those things and hold her in our arms! We did know that we needed all the time we had just to get ready!

Now its a little over sixteen years later. She's about to graduate from high school and go off to college. That room, redecorated and updated several times, will be empty. And we had no idea just how fast those years would go by.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Tumultous Year

Yes 2018 has had more than its share of downs, on both a personal level and for the world as a whole. But there has always been the promise, delivered if I looked, of hope and the opportunity to see the real beauty that is there along side the despair.
So I'll keep praying, and living, and looking as long as I'm allowed- from my little spot on this earth. You do the same!

Monday, December 24, 2018

May You Know

God's Peace,
Given us in the birth of the Christ Child- and again and again and again each day!

Monday, December 17, 2018

First Time

I didn't make it to pick out our Christmas tree. Wheelchairs and muddy ground just don't mix! ( I guess I could have filed a lawsuit under the ADA act, but I'm a Texan, not a californian!)  Anyway wife and daughter brought home a great one, tied to the top of my daugter's car-- missed that too! And tonight when they go to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar I'll be staying at home as well! But that's by choice, crowds are way too big and besides Renee' has been doing her Christmas baking and there will be no one to stop me from eating ALL I WANT!