Sunday, November 30, 2008

When the Fruit is Brought Forth

Nearly a century ago a young girl on the Hudson fell into an evil life and the county records show the history of her descendants. They were 900 in number. Of these, 200 are on the county records as criminals; 9 of her own children served an aggregate term in state prisons of 50 years; and a considerable proportion of her descendants were prostitutes and drunkards.
History records a corresponding fact: Jonathan Edwards was a man whom the Word of God had changed from sin to holiness. A record of his descendants is known. Out of 1400 of these, 8 have been presidents of American universities; 100 have been professors; 100 have been ministers of the gospel; 600 have been doctors; 30, judges; 25, officers in the Army and Navy; and others, mayors, senators, governors, and ambassadors.
(Taken from The Banner of Truth, Publication of the HRC)

I find it astounding that the way you live your life and raise your children has such an affect on your descendants. What an awesome responsibility.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Andrew Story

Setting: Riding in the car to blue grandpa's house (Blue grandpa is my dad. As far as I can figure, he is called blue grandpa because his shop is blue. Chris's parents are white grandma and grandpa. Their house is white. Go figure.)
Andrew: Mom! (whimpering voice)
Me: What's wrong?
Andrew: My foot went to sleep and its not even dark yet!

From the mouth of a three year old.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Noah and cheese

Noah's absolute favortite food is cheese. He will stand at the fridge and say, "Chee, chee," when he wants some. So the other night, Andrew told me he was "hungry" (code word meaning he wants candy). I said he could have some cheese and he went and got a package of the presliced cheese out of the fridge and sat on the floor with Noah to have some cheese. I wasn't really paying attention, so when I glanced down at the floor, I was surprised to see this...

He had the whole package of cheese and he was chowing down, even eating the pieces of paper they place between the slices! So I snapped a pic before I took it away. (And yes, he threw a total fit!)

Joel, 8 weeks old

So I really planned to announce Joel's birth on my blog, but as you can see it didn't happen. So here are some pics of him at 8 weeks. I'm sure most of you have seen pics of him on facebook, but these are new. He is growing like a weed and is a mostly happy baby. He sleeps all night which is so helpful for me. I really can't believe he is two months old already. We are going to have so much fun with 3 boys, right Aunt Marlene??

Joel Adrian Engelsma, 8 weeks.

Discovering the world.