Friday, June 01, 2007

One on the way

So the Lord has blessed us with another child. Baby 6 is due 2.5-3 months. Fatherhood is a good thing. It is interesting how our country views 'large' families. Of course we passed us Standard 'large' with Grace. Erinae and Ellie put us into freak territory and our new bundle of Joy will raise a few eyebrows.
The ultrasound suggests Girl. My son has been hoping for a brother through the last 3 sisters. Perhaps the Lord will answer him before he is too old to appreciate it.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Visit in Ohio

Well we are in Ohio visiting family and next week preaching in a revival in West Union, OH.
Its always interesting taking the kids to new evironments and helping them get to sleep in new places. They have done very well. they even fell alseep at the hotel on the way up here in less than 20 minutes. (of course they hadn't napped in the car so they were tired.)

plan to have some pictured from the trip soon.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Trampolines and Nap Time

Those of you who have Children of your own know the value of a worn out child when it is nap time. I do not mean the over tired, no they're going to throw a fit tired, I mean a wholesome post running tired that causes a great quiet in the home at nap time.

My friend Tom's kids are old enough to no longer jump on a trampoline. I don't know how old that is, I still love 'em, but anyway. He gave us their trampoline. Its got a safety net, for all of you that thought this was about to be our second trip to teh emergency room, and is in good condition. Ask me to tell you the funny 'moving the tramp' story.

Anyway, Erinae (now 2) can say trampoline, and her eyes dance to say it. They love it. And it's helping nap-time too!

Thanks Tom

Monday, April 03, 2006

Multi child families

Erinae is doing well. The stiches are gone and the smile is beautiful.

A few nights ago I needed to run to the grocery to pick up 2 things. As I was about to leave I offered to my daughter Grace to come along. You would have thought she wonthe lottery. She was excited and important. She came with joy and we bought our items.

Dads, let me say that our role is enormous. Daddy's car is one of the dozen phrases my almost 2 year can say. there is an excitement in a child that I can not understand, and marvel at constantly.

Listen to the wise man: Proverbs 17:6 (ESV)
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
and the glory of children is their fathers.

Ever notice how grandparents act towards their children's children? The crown of the aged indeed!

But the glory of children. Wow. Who can fulfill so high a call? Lord have mercy.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

First Trip to the Emergency Room

Heather and I have been blessed with 5 children in 7 years. Amazingly this was our first trip to the ER. Even with Josiah at age 6 and all boy we've never had an ER run with him.

No, it was Erinae, child 4, who has broke our winning streak. She tripped as toddlers often do and fell into a wall. Now walls are awful sharp and sure enough she busted her lip open. The doc described it as a 'burst wound'.

It was a Saturday night, the house was humming as children prepared for bed time. 8:00pm had come and just gone when a cry ascended the stairs. A wail of pain and a helpful explanation from the attending big brother, "Erinae hurt herself!"

With only the amazing Grace of God, grandparents Jevans were also in the home. Grandad stayed with the sleeping children while mommy, Granmama and the 2 youngest girls left to find daddy and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Daddy had finished the evening performance of youth dinner theatre and was actually free to go along (did I mention the grace?).

So off we went. The doctor would put 6 tiny stiches in the lower lip of our Erinae. All to save her beautiful smile. The combination of Valium and Lortab made her quite loopy on the way home. But she is doing well as are mommy and daddy.

The 1:30am return home was in the end probably the toughest part of recovery. The stiches are due to be removed tomorrow.