I've gone a little quiet here, and yet there's so much to share. The last year has been amazing!
So really, without further adieu, I'd like to introduce my son. For the sake of fun and privacy, I'll call him by one of his nicknames ... Mr. Zoom (or probably just Zoom). He was born September 10, at 6 pounds and 3 ounces. The labor wasn't an easy one (56 hours!) and after a C-section, he was hospitalized for 6 days. We went home without him, which was possibly the saddest thing I have ever done. He's fine now, though, and as healthy as a horse (well, mostly, he does have a cold right now).
This photo of him is from November, when he was about two months old. It's definitely one of my favorites, taken by Debra Zeller, a wonderful local photographer.
I've signed up to take the Blogging Your Way e-course from Decor8. I'm hoping to learn a lot, and hopefully I'll have time to keep up and keep posting. I'll admit, it's a lot of work taking care of a 5 month old. He's a bundle of fun and the joy of our lives as well.
In other exciting Welcoming Spirit type news, I've received an advance copy of Bart Ehrman's upcoming book, "Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are" I've only read the introduction, but in this book, he's exploring the possible authors of the New Testament. His departure point is that some of it is a forgery, and not written by who we originally thought wrote it. It promises to be a controversial book. At least for now, I am intrigued because for me its not so much WHO wrote the books, but what they have to say about the person of Jesus. I really can't wait to talk about it more!