Today was the big day. We were going to officially come up for air from our extreme vacation mode and jump back into the real world. Then it snowed last night, which caused Henry’s school to cancel for the day. So much for getting back into a routine. Thank goodness Uncle Jimmy is still in town and is happy to amuse his nephew for a bit so I can have a bloggy moment. And while I’m not quite in my “writing mode,” I’m still going to take this opportunity to do a bit of blog-houskeeping. You know, blogkeeping. Catching up on all of the random subjects I have been meaning to post about, but don’t quite seem worthy of a post on their own.
OK, this portion is probably worthy of it’s own post, but stick with me folks, my brain is still warming up after a long winter nap.
One month into “Sharing our Blessings” seems like an appropriate time for an up-date. We originally had a great response, and I sent out many copies to various families and was in contact with new and expecting moms. It was and is such a blessing to hear from other families – about their experiences – the initial shock, their worries, and blossoming joy. We have also been blessed to receive donations for books from dear friends. Every piece of this project has shown me glimpses of the goodness that can only come from Him.
However, there has been a bit of a lull over the Christmas/New Years break, which I suppose was to be expected. I also have realized that I will need to continually promote the program which does mean spending a bit more time on the computer (which is a challenge now that Henry seems to have given up his afternoon nap – another story for another day.) But I remain committed to distribute these books.
That’s where you come in. If you know of anyone that may have received a prenatal diagnosis, or recently had a baby with Down syndrome, would you consider sending them a link to our blog? Letting them know of this project and the books that we are giving away? I know that most blog “referrals” come from other people online, but I also know that many people have spread the word of our story the good old-fashioned way. By talking about it face to face. Knowing this, I’ve had “calling cards” (blogging cards?) printed up and ready to distribute. If you would like a stack of your own, please shoot me an e-mail and I will get some to you right away.
To summarize. Things kicked-off with a bang, and have slowed down a bit, but we have already had the honor of sharing our family’s story and the books Gifts and Road Map to Holland with many families. Now that my friends, is a blessing that has brought Him glory.
If you must know, I’m a bit ticked at the post office. Early in December I dutifully sent out (a boatload of) Christmas cards. Yet it has come to my attention that some didn’t receive their card (sorry mom and dad.) And I’m sure that it has nothing to do with me flaking out, or miss-addressing an envelope. (Darn that post office.) So if you expected to receive a Christmas card from our family this year and didn’t, I’m sorry. If it’s any consolation, you can still see it at the end of this post. I’ll be sure to give it my best shot next year.
And because I just know that I originally had many items to include in my blogkeeping post, but can’t seem to get my brain to recall them while I’m actually at the computer I’ll end things with a bit of a laugh.
Seems that the winter season makes it nearly impossible to keep a car clean. The good news is that I’m not one of those “my car must be clean all the time” sort of people. I’m not sure if its because I have two small children, just don’t see the point in washing my car if its just going to get dirty again, or don’t like spending $12 to wash my car (sorry Geoff! :) The point is, my car was dirty. Very dirty. Can’t see out the windows and covered in mud kind of dirty.
And apparently other people (who shall remain nameless) also noticed how dirty it was.
If you can’t make out the writing (which was crystal clear before I drove it around town) it says “wish my wife was this dirty.” Needless to say, my car was washed over the weekend.
Let’s wrap up the blogkeeping with that one shall we?