After ten years of employment at Vernier, each employee receives a four-week sabbatical. I remember thinking, wow, that’s awesome! What would I do with four weeks off? And now, here I am, at the end of my sabbatical thinking, “Wow, that went by fast. What did I do?”
Lamont and I work in the same department at Vernier, but I didn’t know him until we sat beside each other at a Blazer game. Not long after, I saw him in passing at church, and we began chatting here and there.
I learned that he had been with his girlfriend for several years and he had two beautiful little daughters near the same age as my own daughters. I remember praying that he would marry his girlfriend someday. Not only was that prayer answered several years later, Jenni and I were invited to be their wedding photographers.
You’ve stepped it up this year Vi! With Kadie gone to kindergarten, you took care of your little brother and helped mommy around the house. You bring the gift of laughter into our house with your silly antics and tall tales.
I discovered a wonderful storytelling app for the iPad, Adobe Voice, which allowed us to quickly put together our Mother’s Day sentiments this year. I highly recommend trying it out if you have an iPad and a desire to tell stories. Check out the two we created.
Coconut ice cream apple pie with colleagues. Barbeque burgers with in-laws. Chow mein with parents. Allergy-friendly apple pie with kids. LAN party with the guys. Weekend date with Jenni. The best gifts from my birthday week.
Happy Birthday Bruce! You make us laugh every day with your contagious smile, and it’s such a joy to discover life through your eyes.
Here is Jenni’s latest masterpiece video. I’m so thankful she puts together a video to summarize each child’s year. The second year for each of our kids have been the most magical and most difficult to edit.
“I so enjoyed reading this message. It went straight to my heart. The hardship we face day to day without health problems are overwhelming enough at times but then when health issues are thrown in it gets a bit heavy on the shoulders…”