Archive for the ‘Oliver’ Category

July 16, 2013: Dear Oliver

Dear Oliver, Today you, my handsome little man, are 31 months old.  It is so fun to see your personality coming out with each passing month.  You are sweet and affectionate, shy and sensitive, helpful and mischievous. For a long time, we wondered when you would ever talk.  Unlike Naomi, who chattered from Day #1, […]

March 2, 2012: Dear Oliver

Dear Oliver, In one week you will be fifteen months old.  Has it really been that long already?  It seems like just days ago you were learning to sit up, watching Naomi zoom around you, and wiggling your “spirit fingers.”  Now it’s all I can do to keep you out of everything.  You can climb […]

July 27, 2011: Dear Oliver

Dear Oliver, It is so magical to watch you fall asleep in my arms.  You have a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep, so you and I spend many hours together in the wee hours of the night and morning.  This past week you traveled to California with us, and the jet lag has […]

December 13, 2010: Dear Oliver

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Luke 2:6-7 Dear Oliver,   Today you are nine days overdue!  I […]

October 7, 2010: Oliver Andrew

Our dearest son, From the autumn of 2007 to the summer of 2009, your father and I lived and taught in Langfang, China, a suburb of Beijing, China in the province of Hebei.  Although we had never dreamed that we would ever live in China, it was an exciting adventure in life and faith for […]

December 16, 2010: Oliver’s Birth Story

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.”  Luke 2:6   Oliver Andrew was 12 days overdue, and we were beginning to wonder if he was staying inside to avoid the cold weather!  He surpassed everyone’s predictions of his birth date.  […]

May 21, 2011: Dear Oliver

Dear Oliver, When your father and I found out that we were pregnant with you, we were overjoyed.  We were doing our dream jobs, Naomi was happy and healthy, and we were eager for her to have a sibling close to her age.  On the other hand, we did have some worries.  We had just […]

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