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So Long & Thanks For All The Fish…

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Two Years

Tracy RewWow – today is our second Wedding Anniversary.  Can’t believe it’s two years already since I married my gorgeous wife – it still seems like yesterday.  Tracy makes me laugh more then I could ever imagine, and laughs at me more than I’d like (but no more than I deserve).  She has been a rock solid support through my degree so far, and I know she will be until the end in July, and beyond.

We’ve been blessed with a fantastic marriage so far, and have recently been blessed with what we consider to be the cherry on top.

Today, before we celebrate with an anniversary meal, we will be visiting the Antenatal Clinic for our 12 week scan!  Can’t wait…

Here’s to many more exciting and enjoyable years to come!

Exciting News…

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We’re expecting!

We’ve been waiting longer than we’d have liked (been fun practising though), but are over the moon that it’s finally happened. The last 8-10 weeks have been the most frustrating we’ve known because we’ve not been able to share the news as widely as we’d like, and we’re very sorry if we’ve had a conversation with you during that time and have had to lie about our situation; we hope you understand.  A few weeks ago we shared the news with our immediate family members, and with a few people on a need-to-know basis – and being able to talk about it with them has relieved some of the frustration.

Not  a lot else to report at the moment, except that Mummy and ‘Pip’ are progressing well.  Mummy has been feeling ill pretty regularly, but has been able to manage it by frequent snacking – as if an excuse was ever needed ;o)  Pip has been our code-name for the little one because that’s the size it was when we discovered the wonderful news.  We have our first scan on 28th April, our Wedding Anniversary and hope to post Pip’s first portrait shortly after.

Because I’m such a techie geek, and because it proved a wonderful distraction from my dissertation for a while, I set up a Twitter profile for the little one.  You can keep up to date on Pip’s developments by following @babyrew on Twitter (don’t expect babyrew to reciprocate though), or just take a look at babyrew’s profile to see developments to date.

Here are a few recent updates:

  • I can feel my fingernails growing, and I’ve started growing tiny peach-fuzz hair (just like Daddy!)
  • My heartbeat sounds like tiny horses galloping…I guess that’s healthy though.
  • Apparently I have a big head (wonder who I got that from) – it’s half the length of my entire body!
  • The inner workings of the ears are almost complete, and my genitals have begun to form (the two things aren’t related!)
  • My eyelids are fused (don’t worry though, they’re supposed to be) and won’t open for another 19 weeks – not much to see in here anyway ;o)
  • Tasty! I’ve just started growing a tongue…
    • {be sure to check out the updates at the start of April ;o) :: 1 :: 2 ::}

{ if you have no idea what Twitter is and how it works, watch this video }

We’d love your suggestions for appropriate names – please bear in mind the surname (‘Rew’) when making your selection.  Names such as ‘Kanga‘, ‘Bucka‘, ‘Corksc‘ and ‘Chimchimney-chimchimcha‘ are clearly out of the question.  We’ll leave the rest to your judgment.  Add your suggestions (funny or serious) as a comment below.

That’s it for now – make sure you check @babyrew on Twitter regularly to keep fully up to speed ;o)

Blistered, Ripped and Bled

I’ve just found this video which features a fantastic Easter poem performed by John Goode. It formed the end of the Good Friday service at Buckhead Church in Atlanta.  I know it’s a little late for Easter (although we are still in the season of Easter) but the message of the poem is applicable year-round. The poem starts at 1:24 if you’re too impatient to sit through – and the words are below the video:

picture this:
the sins that we’ve committed
are the direct cause
of the pain that was inflicted upon Jesus
cos He saw
the consequences of our flaws
and actions,
and He decided to take the awful lashes in our stead.

so that night you left the club
so messed up that you ignored your God and the danger
that you invited a stranger
into your body and your bed
your actions were the lashes that stripped the flesh
from Christ’s legs.

and those late night fights
that led you to lift your fist against your wife
as she whispered, whimpered and begged for you to stop
but you would not until you had knocked some sense into her head
got Christ ripped across His back
until the skin blistered, ripped and bled

and when you said congrats to your co-worker on her promotion
but in fact you tore her down behind her back
because you envied what she had
you added the punches, lunges and jabs
that split Christ’s upper lip
the upper cuts from the fists of the soldiers as they kicked
the Saviour in His ribs

He endures the crown of thorns for every time you watch porn
He takes up the cross for your every transgression in the dark
He went to Calvary for the sins of you and me,
the senseless whims that we believe are victimless crimes
but please believe the victim is Christ
and I hope you see
that every time you deceive
your company with your embezzlement schemes
a nail goes through His right hand, right then, and He screams

and every time you plot to meet your mistress
and cheat on the missus
you can hear Him yell as the nail punctures the precious flesh of His feet
as He screams for no more
He implores us to cease
but we ignore His pleas
find ourselves on these streets, searching for more than we need
gluttony, envy and greeed
feed the need and plant the seed
and indeed you can’t see
that man who can’t stand up
with his hand out, looking for a hand up

and the irony is Christ is screaming ‘he is me’
and the nail goes through his left hand
because we ignored and left him to die hungry
on these streets

and on that fateful morning
when the cross finally stands and comes to rest
when His needs quake in its wake
and there’s a pounding in His chest
after everything we just put Chris through
for the sins of me and you
He looks to the heavens and says
‘Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do’

but we do in fact
daily we nail Christ to the cross

now can you picture that?

Twitter Updates…

  • gave in, had a nap and feels alive again. Now must make progress before the ‘meeting’ tonight…
  • having network problems – time for bed then…
  • is up and at ’em! 1500 word target today…

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Twitter Updates…

  • has had some time off this evening with Tracy and glass of red wine – now back to the dissertation for another couple of hours.
  • has had a distracted morning (more on that later) but is now easing into writing his Dissertation :o)
  • is feeling very sleepy, but doesn’t have time for a nap in the next two weeks!

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