Saturday, June 28, 2008

He's doing it!

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless."
—Psalm 84:11

Since Luke is now officially a walker (after months of cruising and pushing his walker toy) I found this Bible verse to be very appropriate! As much as we anticipated these first independent steps, we anticipate more the day Luke makes the decision to walk blamelessly in a relationship with Jesus. Walk perfectly? No. Walk without stumbling? Definitely not. But walk without blame because he has put his faith in a God that sent his Son to be sin for us.

Luke walking feels like such a huge milestone to us. As we watch him toddle around the room, it reminds us like no other milestone has where he has been, how far he has come and what determination this little boy has. For some reason, these steps towards independence have also impressed upon us the weight of responsibility we carry as his parents, and how I am so thankful that God tells us in James 1:5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

Now for the visual aid ... Really, is there anything cuter than first steps?

Friday, June 27, 2008

In the spirit of wild hair ...

Keeping in the theme of Luke and his wild hair, here's another picture for you to enjoy:

This was the evening of Rog's birthday dinner down at my mom's house, and here's a couple of pictures of Rog with his really cool birthday present. We can't wait to use it out at NBC camp!

Happy birthday, Roger. We love you!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Serious napping

Even snapping this photo didn't wake him up! Someone was nappin' hard today — check out his wild-man hair ...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Marv the Milkman

Children's Hospital has a current campaign that hopes to support three core areas: Facilities, Uncompensated Care and Research. One way to get involved in this campaign is to share your personal experiences with Children's. The goal is to create a historical archive that honors Children's work for the past 100 years.

Anyway, I was submitting our story and came across the story of one of our favorite people at Children's. Marv the Milkman made our day when we saw him pass our room with his cow apron and hat. He exemplifies why Children's is so wonderful and child-friendly. Click here to read his story ...