Watching and Waiting

I naturally revolt against waiting. I like to know exactly what is coming. In this season with Anna, we know so little about the future. Right now, we are waiting on a test result that will change our lives. The major chromosome abnormalities, including Down syndrome, came back negative. But there are still several chromosomesContinue reading “Watching and Waiting”

Amnioinfusion Part 1

Today we had our first amnioinfusion appointment. Em and I traveled down to Denver in the morning and spent the day at Children’s Hospital. Two of the MFM doctors along with two stenographers performed the amnioinfusion. As a husband, it is difficult to watch your wife being stuck with a large needle. We had signedContinue reading “Amnioinfusion Part 1”

What Remains

Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built onContinue reading “What Remains”

My Fear and My Family

“You are in the beginning stages of miscarriage…” (Baby #2) “There are two subchronic hemorrhages in your uterus which can sometimes cause miscarriage.” (Baby #3 – 6 Weeks) “We have found several cysts on the baby’s umbilical cord that is sometimes a sign of chromosomal abnormalities.” (Baby #3 – 9 weeks) “The baby is showingContinue reading “My Fear and My Family”

Original Post

The post below was written on Emily’s personal blog (Be Consecrated) in the summer of 2017 when she and Alex had returned from living in India for 6 months. It was primarily written for women to read, but the heart of this post applies to all. Please enjoy reading the original “Homemaking in Heaven” post.Continue reading “Original Post”

Men and Homemaking?

We do not usually associate the idea of homemaking with men. We tend to have less of a nesting instinct. I do not labor and brainstorm over interior decor the way my wife does. For my own part, I do not mind sleeping on a couch or stepping over socks on the way to theContinue reading “Men and Homemaking?”

Introduction

“Aim for heaven and you get earth thrown in, aim for earth and you get neither.” C.S. Lewis We’ll be honest. This blog really has nothing to do with homemaking. You won’t find a woman’s expert opinion of the “top 10 ways to have the modern minimalist farm house dream“, though those kind of blogsContinue reading “Introduction”