Often undivined, near silence.
Hear them in you! in others!
They sense truth deep in all life;
They know the things true Pilgrims stand for.
Come to Him without the things the world brings;
Come to Him!
As a child and as a poor man.
He had all. He gave all.
Monday, August 30, 2010
And, oh boy, did we have fun with him!
He was all over the place:
getting out of things we put him in,
and getting into things we kept him out of!
Watch out, guys, or we may just take advantage of that fact!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Did you notice the eagle feathers in Robbie's hat?
The work in the background is our new septic system in progress. Oh the joys of country living!
I told him I was a little surprised that he could even remember that,
since he slept the whole time!
Little Bryonie was, let's face it, a bit better at the whole hiking thing than little Charlie.
Hopefully that will change with time.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Charlie Dey is an explorer. I have seldom met a man with so many interests and so much curiosity. Because life to him is full of the possible and the interesting, his has been filled with many miscellaneous experiences. Whether he is rock climbing and cliff propelling with the boy scouts, biking across state lines with the Harley crew (BMW snobs, really), traveling to Peru with missionaries, collecting theology books with his brothers-in-law, building decks with his neighbors, rebuilding engines with southern car fanatics, or debating the strengths and weaknesses of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation Charlie seems at home. His interests are as many as his friends and as diverse. Did you know that he receives an electronic Word of the Day? that he surfs the internet to find out things like how to work on the breaks of your car and what makes a good piano? that his preaching tends toward the charismatic? that he can build a dog house in a matter of hours? I didn’t either when I married him.
Charlie Dey has a deep sense of loyalty and duty. Though independent in his ambitions and hard work, he is far from being a loner. If you find yourself numbered amongst his friends, consider yourself a part of his large extended family for that is how he will treat you. I'm not sure how many times he has moved furniture from one house to another, or volunteered his truck for other similar tasks. His commitment to the Church and her service is as strong as I’ve ever seen. He takes his deaconal work very seriously, dropping everything to see to folks in need, doors that won't lock, and any number of random church concerns. But He also does what it takes to fulfill his familial responsibilities, even if it means getting up at 2 am to work a job he does not like in order to provide great insurance for himself and his wife.
In his recent role as a chaplain I have seen how all these traits have worked together to minister to the sick in body and in spirit. I have seen him able to break down walls and speak with love and authority. He is a good man, and I am so proud to call him mine.
As we are apart on his birthday, I would like to publish a few new pictures of his son for him to enjoy. I would also like to let him know that it is because I love him so much that I'm going to give him these, though they are "not at all attractive to my way of thinking." (what movie?)
We've noticed Bryonie is interested in all sorts of things. Charlie's not too sure about this particular interest.
But they seem to really love each other.