A Letter to My Little Joy

25 May 2017 To my Little Joy, You were a surprise; the best kind of surprise. I remember clearly the moment your mother came up to me and said, “Honey, I think I might be pregnant.” After nine years of hoping for another child and threes years of thinking it just wasn’t going to happen,…

Waiting…

Let me take a moment to thank you once again for you for your prayers and encouragement to our family. We are so appreciative.

Pressure

It’s no secret to anyone that knows me that I am a HUGE fan of the Portland Trailblazers basketball team.  I’m old enough to remember the great teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s, listening to games on the radio late and night, and agony of injuries that have kept some sure-fire championship-level teams…

Love and Lewis, part one

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken…”

Rare People

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. -Ed Cunningham

Unexpected Joy

We are well overdue for an update.  Sorry.  The good news is that what we have to share is good news! In an unexpected twist to our time in the States, we discovered in early November that Tamara is pregnant with our third child!  After some initial shock, we are so excited for this unexpected joy that has…

Killing Lincoln

Today’s post is a little different.  I am part of a reading group that read books and shares our thoughts together in a Facebook Group.  My first book for this group was “Killing Lincoln” by O’Reilly and Dugard.    I hope you enjoy my brief review of this fantastic book. I have had this book…

Sticking around

We have some good news to share — we have been approved to stay in the States throughout the duration of Tamara’s pregnancy!