Friday, May 30, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I told you he didn't miss many meals. Occasionally he does share with his furry friends, though.
They're so cute you'd never believe how loud they can make me scream! (Note: you can't quite see it, but C.J. is wearing the maize and blue)
The die-hard soccer chicks. It was like 35 and quite windy.
I went with Gabby's class trip to the Kalamazoo museum. It was a lot of fun trying to keep up with her and her little friends.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Steve and Bridget have a 2 year old daughter Gracie who was given this name by Steve because he had battled through severe depression by Gods Grace. Now again he faces those dark demons. Bridget is one of those people who is like a ray of sunshine all the time. She embodies the word joy. She is an amazingly devoted wife and mother.
My heart is just so heavy about this. So many things about this story are so wrong. I'm trying to see God's grace in the face of this terrible situation. Faith tells me everything works together for the good of those who love the Lord, but it's still hard not to say "Why God?" My short-sighted take-home lesson for myself is to love just a little more fully those people around me. Give the kids and Steve extra kisses, hugs, and quality time. Realize that I'm not owed any time with these beloved ones, but rather each day is a gift. Trust God deeper.
I'm sure Steve, Bridget, Gracie and the Slotemaker family would all covet your prayers in these difficult days.