Monday, February 28, 2011

My Fishing Buddy

For our 7th Anniversary last weekend the Wheeler family went to the lake. While we were there I had the chance to take Eliana fishing again. This past Summer was her first time ever. On this trip it was pretty windy and not quite spring fishing time, but we had a blast and it was one more step towards getting her to LOVE fishing with Dadda!
Notice the leash I've got tied to her Dora rod...that's a key piece of equipment.
Just look at that intensity!

Here she's getting more hot dog to feed the fish!
The second day was cooler - so we put her puffy coat OVER her life jacket. Let's just say she was "bundled". She didn't care what she had to wear - she just wanted to keep fishing!

Here she's really getting after it!

We ended up not catching anything - but as I always tell Lindsey:
"Fishing isn't about catching fish, it's about being OUT there." I'm so proud of my girl and I love fishing with her!

I love you my fishing buddy,
-Chris / Dadda

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy 7th Anniversary - My wife is amazing

I wanted to write and tell the world how truly amazing my sweet wife is! This past Monday we celebrated our 7th Anniversary. I'm so thankful that 7 years ago God saw fit to put us together. I wouldn't even be a percentage of who I am now without her in my life. God has used her so mightily to shape me and teach me about real love, grace and acceptance. No one encourages me or believes in me like she does.

I'm so proud of how she has persevered in the midst of the pain and darkness caused by lyme disease. If I was the one with the disease I'd be mean as a snake (I'm not a great patient). She has continued to push forward, striving to be a great mom and wife even though her body seems to be warring against her daily.

We haven't written on this blog in quite a while but to those who still read us please keep praying. Pray for my wife's complete healing in this 8th year marriage!

Baby - you rock and I love you with all my heart! Here's to a new year!

Grace and Peace