Sunday, July 26, 2009

Family of Four

Welcome to our world, Hosea. Welcome to our world.

Our beautiful children, Addison and Hosea.

The new family of four.

That's a good lookin' boy right there.

We are enjoying our new life as a family of four with all its adjustments and compromises and joys. It hasn't been quite as earth-shatteringly different as it was when Addison was born, but there is definitely a new vibe in the Gates house. And I like it.

Tomorrow, Hosea will be three weeks old, and, as they say, "it's already hard to imagine life without him."

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HOSEA! (And a "Streaky" Blogger)

First off, the Gates family is now a family of four!  Hosea Daniel Thomas Gates was born at 2:48pm on Monday, July 6.  He was 8 lb. even, and 21 1/2 inches long.  Pictures are forthcoming.  For now, let's just say we love him lots.  And lots.

In baseball, there are a lot of people who are characterized as "streaky" hitters.  They look like MVP's for a few weeks, and look like career minor-leaguers the next.  

In my own blogging, I am very streaky.  As the circumstances of my life change, my blogging frequency ebbs and flows.  Since I've started full-time ministry again, with weekly sermon writing, pastoral visits, and a whole list of other things, I haven't felt the need to blog so much.  

But, as you can tell, I'm blogging today, and I feel like there will be more to come soon.  So be ye forewarned.  Grace and peace, my friends.

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