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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shocked and reminded...

Today Jon received news that Jerry Foster (the founder/owner of his company)was diagnosed with cancer in his eye. I believe it is melanoma but I am not certain. Regardless-it was completely shocking. Cancer has plagued so many near and dear to us in the past few years. I can't help but wonder why? He just became a Grandpa last month and now he will be battling cancer!? I tend to dwell on bad news (statistics and facts tend to reassure me) but today as I was relying on the internet for answers God reminded me of this verse...Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. How true! We cannot dwell on statistics in life...For who is more powerful than Christ?
I was also reminded of all the things I chase in life...whether it is a certain $ in our bank account or perfecting our house or all the effort I put into looking a certain way. It DOESN'T matter...none of it. It can all be taken away in an instant. When I stand before our perfect, almighty God...I won't take any of it with me. God grant me the wisdom to seek things that matter...and grant me the wisdom to teach my children the things that matter too.

Harper's 6 month Check-Up

Wow! My sweet little Harper is hardly that (I mean little!)! ;) The doctor was so happy with you. We saw Dr. June Beetler for this appointment. I really liked her...she was so down-to-earth and really loved you...I think Daddy would like to go somewhere a little more professional though (i.e. no jean shorts and flip-flops for attire and a more child oriented waiting room and receptionist)! We will be discussing and researching this a little more before we make a final decision. Back to you- You are BIG!! You weighed 19lbs 2oz and were in the 95th percentile for this category! You go girl!! You measured in at 28.25 inches and were greater than the 97th percentile for height. We still can't figure this do we have kids that are starting out sooo tall?? Your head was 17.5 inches and landed on the chart in the 90th percentile! Wow, Little Roo you are getting so big! We are already so proud of you. You are a beautiful baby and have such a great personality (laid back and sweet). We love you so much!