Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I caught this picture through the window at Matt and Amy’s new home. Matt moved in on Saturday, and Amy will move in after the wedding. This will give Matt time to do some “home repairs” to a few things.
Emotions tend to run high when you send a kid out…and in this picture, I see a lifetime of parenting. Matt’s the kid here, but it could have been any of the four. I see a Dad who has spent hours on his knees, praying for his children and pleading with God to act on their behalf, for their salvation, for their well-being, to give them wisdom, for their future mates. I see a Dad who has taught his kids how to work. I see a Dad who has been there through thick and thin for his children. I see a Dad who is always there for his kids when there’s a need. I see a Dad whose children still come to him for advice and to pick his brain for wisdom. I see a Dad who has always been a fun Dad. I see a Dad who has taught his children the Word of God, and has patterned it for them. No matter what the kids have been involved in, Daryl has always been right there beside them, getting involved, cheering for them, and even occasionally, trying to reason them out of mistakes. And, even as they grow up, Daryl continues to be there for them, and treasures every moment we get with the kids.
As we launch this next son, I take joy in knowing that he’s ready. I see a young man who has learned much from his Dad, and who has been much help this last two years. Like his older brothers and his sister, he’s turned out well. He’s sitting on his own back porch, hangin’ with his Dad, conversing Man to Man. Blessings, Matt! Amy, you’re getting a good man, just like his Dad!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Daddy and his girls...
Meet your sister!
It never gets old....every one is special!
Well, everybody in the Bennett and Jones families are excited about the safe arriveal of Brooke Renee Bennett. Julia felt good going into delivery, and the Lord graciously gave her a safe, "boy do I feel better than the last time" delivery. At less than a day old, Brooke is already holding her head up! Welcome, Brooke!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
This was too good not to take a picture of. The Fire-snowman is courtesy of Bedford Firestation #2, behind our house. WAY too cute!
This is my very obliging Daryl, whom I talked into coming out back and demonstrating with a yardstick how deep the snow was...we got 7" in most spots, but I found a few 8" places after this picture.
We were headed into Atlanta this morning, courtesy of some flight miles from Steve and Kathy Hensley to come to Atlanta for a visit, but the snow went there after it left here, and Delta was cancelling all flights. The re-schedule Delta was offering would have given us less than 24 hours in Atlanta. Sigh. God knows best, and it's good.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Bennett Family is rejoicing tonight at the announcement of Matt and Amy's engagement. We love our Amy, and welcome her into the family.