Saturday, February 26, 2005


Well it is a sunny Saturday morning and as reticent as I am to admit it, we have much to be thankful for. Why am I so begrudging toward this fact? I can only say that all the upheaval of the past few months has left me at times, not a little frustrated and sullen (as my friends here in Little Rock can attest). As I read over the posts from our time in Indonesia I find a few that I enjoy and most that sound to me like what I imagine my own child will sound like when I ask him do something that to him seems difficult. I can stand other people’s whining a great deal better than my own. But I digress. After last weekend in the hospital, a change of medicine and a visit yesterday with the Baby Doctors Melody and our baby are doing well.

I am thankful this morning for a place to sleep and wake and make hot chocolate and music; a place to make our own and make ready for our new family member.

I am thankful for the sound of a little peanut-sized heart beating faster than a techno drum-beat calling out to us from inside Melody; for every little “wump” sound that the Doctor told us was the baby kicking at the mini-doppler probe (apparently some kids don’t like the way ultra-sonic waves feel passing through their little sensory deprivation chambers).

I am thankful for the physicians, the medicines and the science that are able to help solve the enigmas of our bodies when they start to work against themselves.

I am thankful for Family and friends (who act like family) who feel it with us so that it doesn’t feel so hard as it might; for the love of our Father aimed at us from so many angles and so many hearts; for the patience of those around us when we’re less than patient.

I am thankful for the help we get when it seems like it’s not coming.

I am thankful for life and the wife that rests in the next room; for Saturday mornings with time to spare.

What are you thankful for?


Anonymous said...

I'm thankful to see you writing again. I check often to see what is going on in your lives. It's good to hear you have so many things to be thankful for.

Anonymous said...

i agree


Back from Hungary said...

Original thoughts are too difficult to conjure, so I will join the chorus of those thankful that you too (two? three?) are writing again.
I just bought some good cheese, whine away.

Joshua Daniel Franklin said...

Hi guys. I've been busy with school and haven't been keeping up with the blogs, but I'm very glad that things are going well with the pregnancy (same here). I am thankful for life and new life, and all the excitement that both bring.

Myles said...

i'm thankful for the lumpkin baby.