Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Dear Dad,

Happy birthday! I bet you can't believe that you are 66 today. I can't. When I was young, you and mom were always older than my friend's parents, which made you "old," but now that I'm 32, a person in their 60's isn't old anymore. I guess age brings perspective in most cases.

I wish that I could go see you today and kiss you, but this is the next best thing I could do - to tell the world how much I love you.

I'm so thankful to the Lord to be your daughter. He has blessed me!

I love you,
Abby and Gramps at her 1st birthday party

Nana and Gramps, Fall 2006

Gramps and Bethany, August 2007

Stephanie, Gramps, and Bethany (3 weeks old)
Gramps and Nathan, 3 weeks old

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Death Is Not Dying

Check out how Rachel knows that death is not dying. This is an incredible talk. Please watch the whole thing. You will not be disappointed.

Rachel is the mom of 2 children and she is dying of cancer. She is funny and engaging and what she has to say will encourage and edify you. This is a moving talk that will leave you thinking about your own life. She says that she is dying. And so are you. We just don't know when. What do you hold on to when life comes to an end?

Friday, May 22, 2009

What We've Been Doing Lately

A friend and I took our boys to the Botanic Gardens last month so they could take a class on flowers. Tulips are my favorite flower...too bad Keith is allergic to flowers. At least my pictures don't make him sick!

Seth loves rocks!
We dedicated Bethany and Nathan to the Lord on our last Sunday at Lakewood.

The boys started baseball recently, and they love to practice!

My sweet Grandma was in the hospital recently, so we got to go visit her. She would probably be appalled to know that she's on my blog, but she's got to be the prettiest lady in the hospital.

Abby had her first recital last week. She did a great job as Cinderella...actually about 5 whole classes of girls played the role of Cinderella! It was a wonderfully done recital and I hope we can do it again in the fall. Isn't she pretty?