Archive for the ‘My Children’ Category

Dear Naomi: March 27, 2012

Dear Naomi, As I sat down to write to you, I checked to see when I had last written to you.  I was shocked to see it was 8 months ago!  I am sorry for waiting so long to write to you.  But you already know what a forgetful Mommy I am.  Where would I […]

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 […]

Miscarried Hopes

“So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”  Matthew 18:14 On December 9, Brad and I received the news that we were pregnant again with Baby #3.  I walked around our house all afternoon in stunned silence.  Brad jumped up and down […]

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 […]

Dear Naomi: July 18, 2011

Dear Naomi, Yesterday we celebrated your 2nd birthday with a family party, including the birthdays of “Dad-dad” and “Aunt Kristy.”  You had such a great time!  Before the party, you spotted some wrapped gifts with bows sitting on the hutch.  You took one down and held it in front of you, and said in a […]

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 […]

December 11, 2010: Dear Naomi

Dear Naomi,   As you have grown from a tiny infant into a 17-month-old toddler, you have made every day an adventure for your father and me.  Activities that were once mundane are now exciting with you along for the ride!  You are a little sponge, soaking up every word and experience with enthusiasm and […]

December 13, 2010: Naomi Moments

Here are some fun memories from the last 4 months!   September 23, 2010 I went to The Great Frederick Fair this evening with my parents and my brother Josh. It brought back many memories from my childhood. Naomi loved the chickens, rabbits, tractors, and food, though I think the pigs worried her. It was […]

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 […]

March 7, 2010: Dear Naomi

Dear Naomi, Today you are 8 months old. Can you believe it? Where has the time gone?! It seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital. Now you’re on to your second car seat, taking baths in the big tub, and eating in the high chair! This week we caught you […]

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