Sunday, April 01, 2007


The greatest thing in this life, besides serving God, is family. I treasure my family of three sons, one daughter, and now as of March 3, 2007, twelve grandchildren. Of course, my oldest son, Chuck, as many of you know, passed away on February 13, 2004. There is also extended family which we are able to gather sometimes at Thanksgiving, birthdays and Christmas. The attached photo is most of my family gathered on November 25, 2004 for Thanksgiving. It is hard to get this many to be still for a picture but it is the only one I found in my collection with all the grandchildren (except the new one, Melody. For her see in March section).

I know it comes out on the blog smaller that I would like, but you get the idea. My three remaining children and spouses are in it, as well as Sandra and I, and her mother. I won't try to point them all out as the twelve grandchildren range from Timothy, age 16, to Caroline, age 4, and of course, Melody, mentioned before. In a day when even supposedly compassionate medical people are saying "abort the babies"and "Don't have over one child"; we still see in Holy Scripture the following words: "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward" (Psalm 127:3). I praise God for my family