We hurts with those who are hurting

So all this week we have been trying to get our oldest daughter, AG, to feel better.  She has the flu, unfortunately.  No, it isn’t H1N1 or anything, but it is the flu none the less.  I absolutely hate seeing her in pain and not feeling well.  This has been going on since Friday evening.  As I sit and watch her either sleep peacefully or watch TV while she is awake, I cannot help but think of the way that God the Father watches us.  I know that it may seem like a stretch to some people, but my relationship with AG is a reflection of God the Father’s relationship to me.  I know that the Bible says that God hurts with us in our suffering.  I hurt with AG as she has been going through the flu.  I wonder how incredibly more upset God is as he sees us suffering in the world be it through our own miscues or be it because of something else in this sinful world.  I just know that, as a father, I simply cannot stand it to see my little girl hurting, and I also know that my love and concern for AG is dwarfed by the love that God the Father has for me.  Therefore, I know that God is concerned with the suffering that we experience while here on earth.

However, I also know that God’s grace is made new every morning.  We can rest assured in the fact that God is still in control, and He is still on His throne.  Just as our spiritual strength is renewed every morning by God’s grace, I pray that the morning will bring renewed strength and wellness for little AG.

Published in: on October 29, 2009 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Celebrate good times, Come on!

Our day has started great.  Sophie slept from like 9:30 until about 11:30 last night, and then she slept form 12:00 until 5:00 this morning.  We got some much needed rest.  It was nice.  God knows what we need, and He supplies it.  We have also been informed this morning that we will more than likely be going home this afternoon.  HALLELUJAH!!!  It all depends on what the pediatrician says concerning Sophie, but I think that we will be home.  Sophie is doing really well.  She has caught on to nursing really well, and she has a working digestive track (if you know what I mean).  We are just so excited that everything is going so well.  Kim got out of bed for the first time this morning.  She did great. I am just such a proud papa, and I look forward to getting to know this wonderful little girl and teaching her all about this world and the one to come.

Published in: on June 4, 2009 at 9:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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Saturday, Saturday night’s alright for me…

I love it when we get a Saturday where we have nothing planned to do.  I love being able to just spend some time together as a family doing nothing really important other than being with each other.  Tomorrow is just precisely one of those days.  I am looking forward to it.  We will get up and make breakfast together, then we will probably chill and watch some TV.  We need to start getting some things ready for when we bring home S, so that will take up a good chunk of the day.  I cannot believe that she will be here so soon.  It is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  I mean I knew that she was coming, but it feels like the actual time has sneaked up on us.  I am really looking forward to getting to meet her.

Well I just wanted to check in, and I hope that everyone has a great night of sleep.

Published in: on May 15, 2009 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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We are fam-i-ly….

I had a wonderful day today.  I got to spend the entire day with my wife and daughter, and I absolutely love days like that.  It started off slow enough, well sort of.  AG was wide awake at 6:00 AM this morning, which meant that either Kim or I had to be up at 6:00 AM as well.  I took her out to the living room to lay on the couch with her so that Kim could sleep for a little while longer.  We really just lounged around for the rest of the morning.  Dozing on and off until about lunch time.  Then we got up, showered and got dressed and hit the road.  We ate lunch at Taco Bell.  You know really wholesome healthy food, but it was good.  After that we went to a restaurant supply store that I wanted to show Kim.  She had never been, and it is a pretty cool place even though all of their stuff is really expensive.  The place is called Restaurant Solutions.  We just looked around for a little bit, and then we hit the road again.  We left from there and went to Harry’s Farmers Market.  We love that place.  It is basically a Whole Foods Markets, but it has a different name.  In fact it is owned by Whole Foods, but whatever.  We walked around there for a little while, and we bought a couple ears of corn and some Bartlett Pears.  Then we went to Sam’s and Wally World on the way home.  When we got home.  Kim and AG both took a nap for about an hour on the couch, and I spread some Scott’s Turf Builder + Weed Control on the yard.  Really fun, you know?  When I finished that I just chilled for a little while as they finished their nap.

We grilled out pork chops and the corn for dinner.  It was really good.  We played in the yard for a while too.  Here are a couple pictures of that.

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We had a great time.  After dinner we went to what is quite possible one of the coolest parks I have ever been to.  It is really close to our house too.  We played on a playground and fed some fish and geese.  We capped off the night with some ice cream.

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We had a great day!  God has blessed me with such a great family, and I love spending time with them.