Friday, June 22, 2007

June Family Update = Braces!

Reid - very, very ready for his metal mouth piece to be his surgeon and with sedation! This should happen July 9th.

Mason - received his first pair of glasses and looks rather dapper wearing them. :) The dentist said he will need braces.

Franklin - the dentist said he will need braces.

Weston - the dentist said he will need braces.

Braden - won't be able to go to college because all of our money will be used up buying braces for his brothers...

That the family in brief! All is well here - crooked teeth and all! Hopefully, I'll get some pictures up soon.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Sorry for my hiatus from blogging. There doesn't seem to be the time now that the boys are home. And...I have a lot to write about. Enough guilt...on with the BLOG.

Carol's message from Saturday morning has resonated with me this week. Here are my thoughts...

Can a tree grow and flourish
Without the rain it needs?
Could it even start to break
Out of the tiny seed?

Could a tree grow in darkness
Without light from the sun?
Would it's leaves start budding
Or would there just be none?

For, the tree can only flourish
When tended by it's Maker's care.
If not cared for with sun and water
The branches would remain bare.

The stature of the tree
Reflects the roots under the earth,
For that is where the seed
Originates the birth.

The storms must also come
For the roots to grow down deep,
The wind will beat against it
And the root's hold must keep.

The roots can not grow deeper
Without the rain and thunder,
It is the storm that causes them
To reach deep down under.

What grows above the soil
Reflects what we can not see,
For where the tree is rooted
Determines what it will be.