Monday, June 30, 2008

First Images of the Twins

I have had to delete spam email from my inbox with titles like this one, but I need you all to pull your minds out of the gutter for a moment. Those are not the twins of which I speak. (Although, a new favorite thing to do around the house is to ask Marcy, "So how are you and the twins?" When she responds, I say, "...and the babies?" I figure I will keep doing it until it no longer makes her blush and giggle.)

So, here is the photographic evidence that Marcy is, in fact, carrying two lives in her belly:

"the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." - Genesis 2:7

There are moments when, even after you think you have everything in your life figured out, God can come along and knock you completely off of your feet. I want to tell you more about the sonogram, but I will do that later...


I have often thought of doing something like this. I know that "blogging" is now almost something of a cliche'. I tried making a web site and it failed because I don't have the time or energy required to maintain it and even if I did, what do I have to say that anyone, even members of my own family, would find useful?

So, I decided to make a blog. Okay, so I am a cliche'. I have been called worse. I am creating this blog in the aftermath of news that, like the Wizard of Oz, is both Great and Terrible. After 14 years of marriage and 8 years living under the delusion that we had our lives firmly in our grasp and under control, God has grabbed the big familial Etch-A-Sketch and gave it a tremendous shake. Marcy is pregnant again....with twins.

So, I figured this would be just as good a place as any to begin the story of our family and to tell the story as it happens. It is a funny story. It is filled with much more happiness than sad. In short, it is just like your life.