Thursday, November 29, 2007
Baby Buckeye at 8 Weeks
Dru and I have recently visited three physicians. Two MD's and one midwife. Unfortunately, even here in Kentucky, there are no birthing centers. Well, at least not in the greater Lexington area. This was and continues to be a disappointment for Dru and I. Dru is fearful of a home birth, and frankly I don't blame her, so it seems that we are stuck going the Hospital route. So much for the American sense of choice. Anyway, Ryan has deemed, and I think rightly so, this kid "Baby Buckeye".
Dru is doing well and is now at 11 weeks today. She is hungry all the time and her body is beginning to "change". I think its cute but she has other ideas. Continue to pray for the health of Dru and the Baby. Also, pray for peace about my trip to India. It's coming up pretty close and has added some financial and overall strain to our lives. A BIG thank you to those of you who gave towards this trip from Ashland and elsewhere. You have been a great blessing.
Enjoy the picture...if you're close to this area and would like to see a 35 second tape of an ultra sound stop on by.
P.S.-I'm still a bit skeptical if you were wondering. For all I know they could have just popped in an old ultra sound. Who knows? Maybe they just want us to think we're pregnant to suck us financially dry. Hey, it's a possibility. You can't rule it out and neither can I.
Ok...Ok...I'm workn' on it.
One last thing...I did think that it was cute that the CRL measurement stands for "Crown to Rump Length."
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
An Easter Prayer
God, Father of light, we lift up Your name. Let us shout for joy over your might acts. Through Adam, You breathed life into the dust of the earth. Through Abraham, You called us to be a peculiar people sent to be a blessing to all nations. Through Moses, You delivered us from the hands of the Egyptians. Through the cries of the prophets, You have shown us your desire for justice for the sojourner, the widow, and the orphan. And now, through the work of your Son, Jesus Christ, by way of the cross through His glorious resurrection from the dead, You breathe life into us again and deliver us from our inequities and transgressions removing the sting of death and the victory of the grave. Shine this resurrection light over all gathered here today. Just as Christ was sent from the tomb to be at witness to the world, so let us be a witness and voice for those who have no voice. We thank and praise you for this new, everlasting, eternal life in which we may dwell and worship You. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit now and forever, Amen.