He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Friday, July 25, 2008


In case you haven't heard, Randy Pausch died today. This man is none other than an inspiration. I can't quite tell his story as well as he can, so you NEED to check out what he is most famous for. It's called "The Last Lecture" and it's how we should all live our lives. I first watched Randy's lecture months ago and it really moved me. I hope it inspires you as well.

I finally got a chance to sit down and watch something other than Dora, Backyardigans or Max and Ruby last night. I watched the new show Hopkins. If you haven't seen the show it's a real life hospital drama about the doctors and patients of Johns Hopkins, aka our home away from home. What amazed me was not the story of the doctors or even the patients. I was amazed at how I could tell the hallways, operating rooms, anesthesiologists (yes, Joshua has had some that were in the OR during the episode), and doctors. It is unreal how your perspective changes with cancer. I didn't watch the show like most people.would have or do. I watched to see if I knew the rooms and doctors. The sad part is that I knew a lot.

And since I have titled this post inspiration I guess I should talk about mine. The boys are doing great. The energy level is constatly stuck in overdrive. I'm not complaining since I know things could be a lot worse. Yesterday I did some organizing and rearranging of their rooms. Noah was very excited. Thanks to Kelly and Nick for the new picture. Noah thinks it's "super cool." The cleaning was an effort to get into all the cracks that the boys seems to hide items in. I am amazed at how many juice boxes, goldfish and puzzle pieces you can find under a bed. Why do boys always want to hide things. They put everything under the sofa, under pillows, under rugs. Is this just a boy thing or do girls do it to? And will they outgrow it? I live in fear that I won't find that one hidden apple one day. I guess that thought gives me the inspiration I need to constantly be cleaning!


Brenda said...

Hi Ami! I'm trying to figure out this message thing. It isn't working for me. I'll test this one! If it works, I'll post another later!

BRENDA said...

Ok, this seemed to have work. I'll try it now. I saw Jeff's name in the paper, how sad is it that we can't live in a nice community like yours and trust that someone would NOT do something like that? Sad, sad. But, I'm glad it was the vehicle they broke into and not your house! I'm glad you're home. I think of you guys, and Joshua, every single day a lot! I hope he's feeling better, and I pray that this thing goes back into remission soon. I still love to read and laugh at the daily drama! I can't imagine the boys ever "outgrowing" the hiding stage. Shoot - I still catch Craig hiding stuff! (That's my husband for those who don't know me!) Ha!ha! You take care, and here's hugs and kisses!