Friday, December 25, 2009

Daily Dose: Merry Christmas 2009

Hope on Christmas Eve

Hope wondering how many more presents she has to open

Hope and all of Daddy's family on Christmas Eve

Hope's Christmas Ladybug outfit

Hope with Mommy & Daddy on Christmas Day

Hope and her stocking

All of the excitement wore Hope out

After the presents, Hope hanging out with Grandma & Great-Grandma

As you can see from the pictures. Hope had a great Christmas. She was very glad to be home for Christmas this year instead of in the NICU like last year. Hope got to spend lots of time with family which she always loves to do.

We'll put more of a substantive post up soon, but couldn't wait to show you all of Hope's Christmas fun!!


  1. A man named Finite awoke and found himself in a sinkhole full of quick sand. He was sinking very slowly and knew that he would meet certain death.

    A man came along who had holes in his hands. The man threw Finite a rope and told him to grab it and he would pull him to safety.

    Finite looked at the holes in the man's hands and said, “Your not real.” “It is not scientifically possible for a man to live who has holes in his hands.

    The man with the holes in his hands looked at the guy a little puzzled and said, “You are in a sinkhole and about to die. Your response to my help is to say I’m not real?”

    Finite said, “Well, I like how warm the sand is and I really don’t want to get out. Second, I know I am having an illusion because it is not possible for a man to have holes in his hands and still help me out.” Therefore, morally I like my plight and scientifically, you don’t exist being a mere projection of my mind.

    The man with the holes in his hands said, “Listen, I was sent here by my father to help people out so please let me help you! I will take you to my father’s mansion where you can enjoy life for eternity. Obviously, death was not able to hold me in the grave because the holes in my hands are proof that I overcame death. I now have the power to save you so grab the rope!”

    Finite put his fingers in the ears and said, “Now I know I am hearing things because there is no such thing as eternal life…Everyone dies so I am going to take my turn and just enjoy this warm sand until the end.”

    The man with the holes in his hand said, “If you won’t grab the rope, then I won’t be able to help you…please, please take the rope and I can pull you out. Have faith my friend.”

    A few moments later Finite sunk into the quick sand and out of sight. Finite was surprised that he did not die as expected. He just sat there surrounded by sand, unable to move, unable to breathe, unable to talk with his fingers in his ears. Finite tried to comfort himself by thinking, “I would rather stay here for eternity than believe that the man with the holes in His hand could help me. Faith in that mirage is irrational!!

    So Finite sat in the quicksand for eternity. Day in and day out for eternity Finite was always thinking about the man with the holes in his hands. He would comfort himself thinking, “It was better to not have faith than to believe something that didn’t make sense.”

    The man with the holes in His hands continued to call him for the rest of eternity; however, Finite could not hear his voice because he had plugged his ears.

    The Lesson

    If you are not with Christ, you will be thinking about Christ for eternity anyway... so have faith.

  2. Merry Christmas Hope!!! Emily thank you for taking the time to continue to keep us all posted....I still truly love reading about Hope and how she is doing. Love Hugs, and Blessings, Jessica

  3. The Pictures are adorable and so are all of you Great Grandpa and All of us here Are just Amazed to be able to see and find out how you are all Doing we get are doze Of Hope's site and Aunt Em keeps us all posted Thanks alot And Happy New Year to you all And to Our sweet Little Hope We Love you So much Uncle Phil