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Peregrin Hawthorn: First Week in Pictures

December 14, 2016


Many people have asked about his name, and this is our prayer for him. Son, may you soar high like the Peregrine Falcon, be faithful in grand and noble adventures like Peregrin Took, grow strong and rooted like the Hawthorn tree, and express beautiful truths through whatever ways you are gifted, like Nathaniel Hawthorne. I was […]

Contessa is crawling!!!

August 9, 2015


Two months ago we had no idea what Tessa’s recovery might be….and we still don’t know for certain what nerve damage may ultimately remain. But she just started crawling, which means her legs are able to work in a coordinated fashion. We are thrilled!

Out of the Valley

June 7, 2015


Out of the Valley …though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death… These words are a few thousand years old…or perhaps a few thousand years young, because they still feel so fresh and alive. The Valley is were we have been dwelling for the past 3 weeks. May 14th is etched into […]

Tessa Update #4

June 1, 2015


Wow, things have been happening fast for us and we have not had much time to keep you all in the loop. So, here is a quick re-cap of events: Tuesday: The docs feel that Tessa is improving but they want to give her a better first foot forward. So, we begin treatment with IVIG. […]

Tessa update #3

May 24, 2015


The last few days have been a lot of just waiting and watching, though there has been a few adventures. On Friday we were moved to a new room and were put under isolation protocol, which meant everyone had to put on gown and gloves and mask before entering. It also meant that Valencia was […]

Tessa update #2

May 19, 2015


Update on Tessa #2 We had another MRI today this time getting higher res images of the already known affected areas. A couple pieces of news came from this. The Chiari Malformation that appeared in the first MRI has turned out to not be there. It seems that the position of Tessa’s head during the […]


December 25, 2013


JB Phillips is dead now. I still read his paraphrase of the New Testament, though. This morning I read, “The light still shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out” (from John 1: 5). I have read that verse multiple times in more literal translations, but Philips chose to include one […]