Monday, April 30, 2012
(Source). They are picturesque whether during the day with a blue sky behind them or at night with all their lights. If you want to feel like a kid again, ride one. If you don't have any around, then go swing on a swingset or, if your stomach can handle it, a merry-go-round.
Posted by David at 7:05 PM
Sunday, April 8, 2012
With the brain surgeries, "pokies", hospitalizations, special diets, nauseating medications, and pain that we probably don't understand, it's amazing that he still has a smile on his face. He does though, and that is a lesson that we can all learn from. Granted, we told him that there was a milk mustache on his face when we took this picture, that is why he was so happy about it, it was fun to see his smile. Little Finn is an inspiration to me, as well as his incredible parents who are the most patient and loving parents I have ever seen. I'm amazed with their family.
Even with the everything that might be going on in our lives with work and school and friendships, it's nice to see things in perspective when Finn smiles. It's similar to seeing a little leukemia patient walking through the hospital with his IV attached and bald head. No matter my latest test score, or failed experiments, or other stresses, my problems all of the sudden become insignificant compared to those leukemia patients. By having good health, a great family, and good friends I really don't have anything to complain about, right?
Finally, I love this time of year. And, regardless of your beliefs, Easter is a holiday that signifies Spring. I'm not only talking about the season, but new beginnings in our lives. Seeing the buds on the trees and the grass turning green is a refreshing sign that we don't have to live with a cold, dreary winter the rest of the year. Similarly, having Jesus rise from the grave shows that the winter of death is not permanent. It's a message of hope.
Posted by David at 12:11 PM