Friday, December 12, 2008

"I Will Not Forget You"

(by Enter the Worship Circle) Enter the Worship Circle - First Circle - I Will Not Forget You



"Many men will drink the rain
And turn to thank the clouds
Many men will hear You speak
But they will never turn around

Chorus:
I will not forget You are my God, my King
And with a thankful heart I bring my offering
And my sacrifice is not what You can give
But what I alone can give to You
A grateful heart I give, A thankful prayer I pray
A wild dance I dance before You
A loud song I sing, A huge bell I ring,
A life of praise I live before You

Many men will pour their gold
And serve a thing that shines
Many men will read Your words
But they will never change their minds

Chorus...”

2001 was another good year! We were very aware of God's blessings, and we tried not to take things for granted, but to live grateful lives of praise to Him. On January 2nd, I went into labor, but Cody wasn't quite ready to come out. After 1 week & 2 trips to the hospital, my doctor suggested that I be induced. The labor wasn't so bad, but the itching was! {I forgot to mention the pruritus of pregnancy that I endured during the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy with Elizabeth. This condition is caused by the liver not eliminating toxins like it's supposed to, so they get into the bloodstream & end up causing severe itching. The doctor said it wasn't supposed to happen again~but it did, and it was worse with Cody, because I carried him longer.} So, on the morning of January 10, 2001, I was induced; and Cody Dean was born that evening, measuring 19 ½ inches & weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces. {What a fun birth date: 01/10/01! We didn't even plan it this way, but "Codeman" is our little binary code ~> with a super great birthday for the son of a web programmer!!}

Here's Cody with his big sister when we 1st brought him home from the hospital (sorry about the poor quality snapshot!)


Two days after Cody was born, Chris opened The LightHouse Coffee Bar at our church. We spent every Friday night up there for the next several years! The church was able to make Chris the full-time youth pastor, so that was pretty exciting! He still went in to CitiCorp on Mondays, which enabled us to buy a “sports” van (which apparently sounds more cool than a mini-van). In March, we were honored to be in Geary & Shelly's wedding, along with both sets of their parents (who had been married for almost 30 years each!) and Shelly's sister & brother-in-law. I was so happy to have my best friend across the street!

Cody & Elizabeth at Geary & Shelly's wedding:


The rest of the year was fairly uneventful for our family. We celebrated our 5th anniversary in July, our baby girl became a big girl, and we got to know our little man!

Cody with Mommy & Daddy in September

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