Saturday, January 24, 2009


Life has been beyond busy. In the last two weeks mom has been taken by 911 to our local hospital, diagnosed with blod clots in her legs, considered for nursing home placement, rebounded (maybe from fear?) and discharged to home because she walked on her own before leaving the hospital! Thanks to all of my faithful friends who have prayed for her and all of us these past two weeks. I am so thankful for all of you!

We are about to refinance our rental and take a little money out to do a simple update for our kitchen. (If there is such a thing.) We are picking out countertops, sink, faucet, flooring and a few other things. It's fun, but stressful as I know I have to live with my choices for many years to come. We are blessed to be able to do this. I love the house that we are living in and I want to reflect the love we have for one another.

And of course. . . we have that beautiful, baby boy in our life. We are planning to go see him at the end of March.

Who wouldn't want to hold this little marvel??? Is he not just incredibly amazing???

Of course, I'm his grandma, so what else could I think?

Naaaahhh. Anyone can see it's so! ;-)

Daniel James at Six Weeks.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

One Month to Live

One Month to Live. Thirty days to a No-Regrets Life.
This is a current series that Joe Witwer, our pastor at Life Center, is using for the basis of his sermons. "Consider how your perspective would change if you found out you had just thirty days to live. After the initial shock, you'd probably resolve to squeeze all you could from the days that remain." This series, based on the book written by Kerry and Chris Shook, promotes living every day as God intended. There are four principles that are shared:
1. LIVE PASSIONATELY: living each day as if it were you last.
2. LOVE COMPLETELY: showing others love that transcends & transforms
3. LEARN HUMBLY: growing through our problems and pain
4. LEAVE BOLDLY: creating a legacy that will impact generations
Chapter one speaks of "Living the Dash." When walking through a cemetary, looking at the headstones, they all have three things in common: two dates and dash. The dates we have no control over, however, the dash is within our control. We are all dealt certain cards in which we have no control, place of birth, time of birth, culture etc, BUT, there is much we can control. I would encourage all of my friends and family to read this book and reflect on what we each might do differently if it were our last thirty days.