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Engulfed By Pain…

posted by byancey

The security guard led the way upstairs.  Well, actually I led the way. I was racing down the hallway pushing Lisa in the wheelchair while he was 4 or 5 steps behind me giving me directions!  We got to an […]

William, My Son. The Beginning Of Our Journey…

posted by byancey

September 11, 2006 was an awesome and traumatic day for me.  Awesome because my son, William, was born just after midnight.  Traumatic because his birth was 14 weeks early AND he weighed 1lb-14oz.  Ya, they call that a 26 weeker.  […]

Husband, father, trainer…All of me Face The Pain!

posted by Jana Melpolder

When I realized why God put me on this earth, Christian life for me opened up and became so much easier.  Lives are changed when others reap the benefits from inspiring one individual.  For me, this happens when I encourage […]

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Happy Birthday, William!!!
William will be 5 years old this Sunday, September 11.  We rejoice! Here is a poem I wrote some time ago.  Happy Birthday, son.   William's Storm... Barely above a pound jettisoned into life Peeking through gauze Poked, prodded, stuck and skewered Surrounded by white coat

posted 3:58:33pm Sep. 07, 2011 | read full post »

Sweet Darling, JJ...
One of the biggest desires of a parent is for your child to get along.  I mean really, who wants to have the kid that "Doesn't play well with others"?  That has to be a nightmare for any mother or father.  All I knew was that I didn't want to have "that kid"!  You know "that kid".  The kid who

posted 6:39:14pm Aug. 15, 2011 | read full post »

I Never Asked God Why, Until...
We all have reasonable expectations, especially when we have absolutely no reason to think otherwise. It'd be like entering 2 + 2 into a calculator and anything BUT 4 coming up on the screen. On September 10, 2006 despite Lisa's cramping, discomfort, and a lengthy ultrasound, we were assured by n

posted 10:39:07am Aug. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Indicators, Not Touchdowns...
When I was a little boy one of my favorite things to do was play my Mattel Handheld Football Game.  It was a little bigger than an iPhone.  It was about 6" long and 3.5" wide.  William was barely twice that size when he was born.  It was all white and had 6 small buttons to play defense, kick, a

posted 1:59:35pm Jul. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Now Faith!
When you're sitting in a small, white room where the couch is too small and there aren't enough chairs, faith takes on a whole new meaning. Despite the strife looming in that room, I could feel faith. Faith has a feeling.  I could touch it.  Faith had His arms wrapped around me.  The doctor told

posted 1:44:02pm Jul. 22, 2011 | read full post »


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