A small sample of our day to day existence...
Why oh why can't all books be a vailable on Kindle? This is "A Child's History of the World". I remind myself that I feared that he would never read, and that I was told that he would have to learn Braille. He is doing so well, and most of the time we use e-books, but sometimes my heart aches when he cannot just take a book and curl up on his bed.
This Sunday Pastor Cassidy preached about Bartimaeus, the blind man who called out "Son of David, have mercy on me!" It was a beautiful sermon. I suppose on some emotional level I will always struggle with that passage, and Jean will calmly tell me: "But I am not blind. Blind people cannot see." Which is true, I suppose, 20/200 is a lot better than nothing.
Here Jacques is building a model ship, and Martinus is completely absorbed.
Melva took a break from knitting and baked an amazing cheesecake this weekend, from one of the Cook's Illustrated cookbooks. The only thing marginally "healthy" about it was that the eight eggs were all organic...
(Before moving to Texas, I had this vague notion that I should be able to make something that Americans would like, and I baked a cheesecake from Jamie Oliver's cookbooks on several occations to ensure that I could whip it up as soon as we have our first guests over. Then I could not find any digestive biscuits for the crust when we arrived here. It turns out that they like brownies much better, I have not seen them eat cheesecake except when we serve it.)
That is it, more or less. Just a little glimps. Very different, and yet the same.