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Sunday, July 30, 2006

What a Guy

We got home last evening from an exhausting transcontinental trip. It was the best trip we have ever taken! But back here in Babylon it is hot and very humid. Naturally we have not replaced our airconditioners, taken out last fall when the windows were replaced. The boys are steaming. It is pretty sweaty around here.

Today my husband went to Lowes and took both boys with him. They bought lumber and "stuff" to brace the air conditioners when we put them back in. Tonight he will put back one unit in our bedroom, and boys can camp on the floor. He has been working on cutting and installing, while I made dinner and a delicious blueberry dessert (recipe on request) :) I have had time to catch up with my lists and check out my favorite blogs. My husband has had very little computer time since we got home. I truly appreciate it. My connections with my friends, including my online friends, is so precious to me...he understands that. I know, I am blessed.
Boy clamoring for dessert, must go.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Grief of a Mother and Father

I have read on Bettnet of a horrible tragedy that has happened to the Doman family. You may know Regina Doman as the author of the especially wonderful "Angel in the Waters" story, which you can read online here.

Their four year old son has died in an accident with the family vehicle, his name is Joshua Michael Doman, and you can see his sweet face here.

We all know, but never want to think about, how quickly lives can change in an instant when something like this happens. Our children, these gifts of God entrusted to us, could be called home at any time. None of us want to ever have to bury a child.

God grant them mercy and peace somehow in the depths of their sorrow, bless and help their family in the days ahead, and may they know that unnamed folks all around the world are keeping them wrapped in prayer.

Hug your children and hold them close.