Thursday, June 26, 2008

We love you and miss you...

January 16, 1923-June 26, 2007
Please pray for us, Gram, as we continue to pray for you and to you. Eternal rest grant unto Gram's soul, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unless you become like little children...

On Saturday morning Caleb was making breakfast with Maddy, and when I came out breakfast was nearly finished and ready to eat. We have a crucifix right next to the front door, and Maddy, ready to go for breakfast, was kneeling before it to say prayers and then eat. This is what we saw when we walked around the corner. And I thought I was teaching her something? What sweet and innocent souls.

Friday, June 20, 2008

CDC Claims Recommended Vaccine Schedule "Flexible"

An article today from CNN may show a seismic shift in public health and perception. I don't anticipate any mainstream media outlet advocating a full-blown anti-vaccine position in the near future. However, the fact that the article is encouraging parents to (1) think for themselves, (2) advocate for their children, and (3) advocate for flexibility in the vaccine schedule is a huge step in the right direction. These are qualities in all good parents despite one's opinion on vaccines. A small hurrah.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sweet Girl

This morning Madge was awake at 4am and hungry for toast. Just before she ate, we were saying prayers before she ate her early breakfast, and although it was a little dark in the room and the stillness of the night seemed to still be upon us, she went and knelt down in front of the crucifix to tell Jesus "thanks" for her tasty toast. You are our sweet girl. We love you and all of your little ways, Madge.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Today we wish you, Caleb, a Happy Father's Day. Madge and OLF are truly blessed to have you, a Dad that takes such an active role in his little ones' lives. I am blessed to have such a good spouse and role model as a co-pilot on this incredible parental journey. Thank you for all that you do for us: your hard work here and at the office, all of your daily sacrifices for us and for others. You teach me on a daily basis how to do better.

Happy Father's Day to our Dads. We love you both and thank God for your yeses on so many levels. We also thank God for the lives of our Grandpas,those now deceased and Grandpa D. living and well. Without your lives, we would not be able to give thanks for our blessings today.