Friday, October 24, 2014

My family

God, I am thankful that you have given Amanda and me these six lives to celebrate, love and shepherd.  I am thankful that you give us grace when we so often fail them.  Please protect them from their Mom and Dad.  Please hold them in your unfailing hand and draw them ever closer to yourself.

Virtual Discipline

The other day Amanda FaceTimed me at work.  Nathan was having a complete meltdown and needed some intervention.  This is very unlike Nathan.  It may be the only time in his two years that he really had an all out, big tears, red eyes, boo hoo, meltdown.  I think Amanda partially just wanted me to see it for myself.  But I talked to him through the phone.  He settled down and we were okay. This is the world we live in.  Where a dad is able to discipline his young son from miles way over the video chat.  Hilarious!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Difference of a Few Days

With little kids, a few days can make a world of difference in their countenance.  This was just a few days ago.  We had been missing our favorite spatula.  Lucy was thrilled to death that she found it in the play room.  (Playroom?  Nathan?) 

This morning she woke up early feeling just terrible.  She threw up all morning.  The winds of change blow in gusts at the Gammons house these days.