Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Rocking Answer to Prayer

With little Kaiden on the way, Becca wanted a rocking chair. She had been talking about one for months. However, being quite frugal (like her mother - that's me) she was unwilling to pay over a hundred dollars for one. God knows the desires of our hearts and a rocking chair was certainly one of Becca's desire. I remembered how much I had enjoyed and cherished those quiet, special times of sitting in my rocking chair and rocking my babies. (I still enjoy my rocking chair even though all the babies are grown, gone, and having babies of their own now.) Knowing how much Becca wanted a rocker, I started praying about it.

A week before Kaiden was born, we were in Michael's. My son, Eli, saw a $34.99 wooden rocking chair (some assembly required) on sale for $23.99. On getting to check-out with it, the register rang it up at $7.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not being one to question miracles, we did not argue about the price. The rocking chair was bought, assembled, and stained. Total cost..............least than $15 . Isn't it amazing that our wonderful God cares so much about us that He is even interested in the small details of our lives!

Wanted to share a photo of the rocking chair with you. The lap afghan draped over the rocker is made of variegated yarn (color is Earth and Sky) done in triple stitch crochet.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Birth Announcement Cross Stitch

Just finished this cross stitch for Kaiden. Still need to get it framed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wake Up, America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Glenn (DEMOCRAT) said this ----- It should make us all think a little:

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January. In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the January. That's just one American city, about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq .

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't have started this war, tell them the following :

FDR (DEMOCRAT) led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us; Japan did. From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ... an average of 112,500 per year.

Truman (DEMOCRAT) finished that war and started one in Korea . North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ... an average of 18,334 per year.

John F. Kennedy (DEMOCRAT) started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.

Johnson (DEMOCRAT) turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ... an average of 5,800 per year.

Clinton (DEMOCRAT) went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.

This one is a fact that makes me so mad I want to hit something
In the years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. And the Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking.

But Wait, There's More.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno (DEMOCRAT) to take the Branch Davidian compound. That was a 51-day operation .

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton (DEMOCRAT) to find the Rose law firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.

It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida !!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB! The Military morale is high! The biased media hopes we are too ignorant to realize the facts.

But Wait ....There's more!

JOHN GLENN (on the Senate floor - January 26, 2004) Some people still don't understand why military personnel do what they do for a living. This exchange between Senator John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum is worth reading. Not only is it a pretty impressive impromptu speech, but it's also a good example of one man's explanation of why men and women in the armed services do what they do for a living.

This IS a typical, though sad, example of what some who have never served think of the military.

Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn): "How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio): "I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank. I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day . .. to a veteran's hospital and look those men ... with their mangled bodies ..... in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job! You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee .... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DAD'S didn't hold a job. You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery , where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags . You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you have the gall to tell ME that those people didn't have a job?"

What about Metzenbaum? For those who don't remember, during W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA . Now he's a Senator!

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Medical Update

Just to keep you up-to-date on Sam's medical/dental procedures....

Of the $23,600 needed for the surgeries, $15,600 has been given. The needed remainder is $8,000. The procedures already completed have healed well. No procedures have been done for several weeks now as time has been being given to allow the bone graft to the upper jaw to heal properly. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us meet this medical expense. We hope you'll continue to pray that the remaining funds will be provided so the surgeries can be completed soon.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kaiden's Arrival

Our grandson, Kaiden, was born at 4:19 p.m. on Sept. 6th. He weighed 8 lbs. and 3 oz., and was 21 1/2 inches long. He is healthy and beautiful. Becca is doing well despite the fact an emergency C-section was required. She is a very small person and Kaiden was just too big. Becca is breastfeeding and that is going well also. At 6 days of age, Kaiden had his first well-baby check-up. He now weighs 8 lbs. and 6 oz. and has grown 1/4 inch.