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One Year

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 4:00AM

“Dad, Chasey is crying in his bed and he won’t stop moving.”

With these words of a frightened child a year ago came the unheard sound of life forever changed.  A season of watchful anxiety with no answers silently became a parent’s worst nightmare as we were thrown into a path on which there is no escape, no turning back, and no foreseeable end in sight.

The path is dim and lined with shadows: of lost dreams and old lives, of malignancy and pain, of a terminal condition always a breath away.  And yet, God’s grace and goodness to us is woven into this tapestry of pain in ten thousand reasons for our heart to find.

Truly, there is no better sum for the year than this…

“I stand upon the mount of God with sunlight in my soul; I hear the storms and vales beneath, I hear the thunders role. But I am calm with Thee, my God, beneath these glorious skies; and to the height on which I stand, no storms, no clouds can rise. O, this is life! O this is joy, my God to find Thee so: Thy face to see, Thy voice to hear, and all Thy love to know.” Horatious Bonar

Thank you for walking this first year with us, moment by moment.

[As many of you know, Chase’s favorite song is Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons.”  I hope this very slight picture of the year blesses you as it does us.  Trace the faithfulness and joy with us… God is good.

First Year

Happy first year to our precocious, unflappable boy.  We love your smile and your cackle-laugh.  We love your rambling toddles and your grunting attempts to speak.

We are so excited to see who and what you become as you grow, and we are so thankful that you came into our lives.  Happy Birthday, Karsten!