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6 months tomorrow

October 14, 2009

it’s so very hard to believe that our little ella will be six months old tomorrow.  it’s also hard to believe that it wasn’t that long ago that i was single and had not met dawn. [yeah i know it’s 4 1/2 years but it doesn’t feel that long] the pace of life is kinda […]

joy, tears and timebombs

April 25, 2009

so we have had ella home now for a week today!   what an incredible amount of joy this precious little girl has brought to our family already.  it’s even strange saying the word family because even though dawn and i were a family all along, the addition of ella has added so many new dimensions […]

shrinking world

April 19, 2009

there have been several significant moments in my world in the last few days since ella’s birth. the one i’m thinking about right now is how my world just shrank considerably.  i doubt it’s permanent, but for the moment it’s very tangible.  this house, and our living room to be more precise, is our world […]

eating my words

April 17, 2009

ok, so i  want to state it officially… there was no place i would have rather been than with dawn having her c-sections while having ella! i thought i would be squeamish, i thought it would be too messy, i thought i would pass out.  but it was great and i couldn’t imagine being anywhere […]

due date

April 13, 2009

well today is dawn’s due date for the baby… …and nothing happening much yet.  we had a false alarm on friday afternoon/evening but nothing materialized.  she got down to 10 minute contractions and then sat down and they went away.  big bummer actually.  it would have been great to have a baby in our hands […]

things the baby needs to know about mommy

January 11, 2009

so with the baby about three months away, i was thinking of some things i should let the baby know about mommy that would be beneficial to their future survival in the house.  so here are some of the things i can think of that will make their transition into our home easier and more […]

God watches over us

January 8, 2009

this morning i’m grateful for the way God watches over us.  dawn was in an accident last night where someone hit her car from behind.  it could have been a much worse accident and i’m most grateful for the fact that she and the baby seem to be doing well.  we spend about 6 hours […]

last day in california

March 7, 2008

today is my last day out here. it’s been the most intellectually stretching time of my life and i’m so grateful for the opportunity. i’m also super pumped about getting back home and seeing dawn and having life together with her again. however, i will miss a few things about so cal… sunshine temps in […]

dawn is home

March 2, 2008

it’s good to know dawn is back home.  i’m so happy she had the chance to go again to guatemala and hope she will continue to be led back there to minister and love people.  however, it’s also great that she is safe back home in holland.  there is a security in that and a […]

my brain hurts

February 26, 2008

between conversations in class, discussion and lecture, all my reading and all my thinking, but sprinkle in the unknown of the future with what i will be doing with and from this degree and a healthy dose of the overwhelming nature of everything that is being addressed in the reading about culture, change, the way […]