Monday, May 19, 2008

The sweet spirit of a child

On Saturday, May 17, we as a family went to a baptism for a good friend of Megan. It was a great service and the spirit of the Lord was so strong. The baptism came to a close and we were getting ready to leave when Megan went up to her friend and told him congratulation. Upon her return to where we were sitting she began to cry. We had no idea what had happened so we asked her what was wrong and she would not answer us but kept crying. Jess quietly asked her if she was hurt or if she was just happy for her friend. She looked up at Jess and said that she was just happy for her friend. The spirit is a wonderful thing. What a great opportunity to teach Megan to recognize what the promptings of the spirit feel like. She is so excited to be baptized next month and even more excited about that then having her birthday party the same day.

Friday, May 16, 2008

We have a graduate!

Are you kidding me? My little girl is graduated from preschool. May 8, 2008 Alexis took the walk across the stage at Mt. Zion Baptist Preschool. The program that these sweet little kids had prepared was great. This was a bitter sweat day because we have had a child at this preschool for the last 5 years. They have truly loved it! This was not just any old preschool. It was a school that has not only prepared them for kindergarten but also taught them the bible stories and that they are important in the sight of God.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I might be down but my spirits are high

Thurday didn’t go as well as we expected. We went into surgery to simply clean up the floating meniscus pieces and torn cartilage that were inside my knee and come to find out there was a little more than that. When Dr. Karsch got inside he noticed that I didn’t have any cartilage behind my knee. That is probably where the pain has been coming from because my knee was rubbing bone on bone. I’ve always said that if I’m half the man my dad is that I’d be happy. This is not the half that I was talking about. In order to fix this they decided to drill about 11 holes in my knee to break it and start the healing process which will enable the cartilage to grow during the healing. So this has taken me from being on cruches for four day to four weeks. I have been placed in a large flexibility machine that I have been instructed I need to be in for a minimum of 6 hours a day for 3-4 weeks. This is not my idea of fun.