Matt with Daniel before returning to Iraq.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sarah has settled into her life here in Spokane and is now beginning a new job. She was supposed to start on Thursday (when the big storm hit) but will now begin on Monday. She'll be doing a similar job that she had in Riverside (dispatching and customer service). The type of company is different however, being a printing company. She is very excited to be employed full time once again.
Credit to Barry Moses for this picture of Sarah and I. Sarah was able to join me in the colleges last day of Fall quarter. We had a multicultural potluck that was a great success! It was so great to have her there and an even greater joy to have her back as part of our daily lives.
We love you Sarah!!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I was supposed to wake up this morning in Riverside, California. Of course the perfect storm hit and my flight was canceled. I know I can still go see the baby, but I'll miss seeing Matt on his mid-deployment leave. He leaves for Iraq early Monday morning. My sadness is unspeakable as I think about not seeing him for another 10 months.
I thank God for digital pictures as I look at this picture of Matt loving Daniel. I can't wait for the day I can see them together. The best gift I have been given this Christmas is that Matthew was here for Daniel's birth. God's perfect timing. There is plenty to be thankful for as I gaze out the window to see what came between me and my trip to Southern California.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
It's amazing how quickly I forget about the cold while veiwing my new grandson's pictures!
Then, just when I think I'm as "warm" as I can be, I see the picture of my son with his son.
I must say that there is nothing more gratifying and lovely than seeing your child with their newborn baby. I know Matthew and Amanda will be amazing parents.
Matthew returns to Iraq on Monday. I know it will be very difficult for him to leave Amanda and Daniel, but I pray that the next ten months will pass quickly and uneventfully for everyone.