Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Summer? What Summer?

Boy, did this summer ever come and go. August turned out to be quite a busy month for me starting with the wonderful Oregon Christian Writer's Conference in Canby Oregon. It was packed with great workshops, including one taught by Karen Ball (which I attented). Karen's insight as an editor and author added so much depth to her class. I also met one of my favorite authors Randy Ingermanson, who just moved to the Portland area. His classes were awesome.
Besides the seminars and workshop at the conference, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new friends, as well as deepening the relationships I have with those I already know.

The most wonderful thing also happened to me and my wife Barbara in the month of August: our two daughters are both engaged. Our oldest daughter Allison and her fiance will be married this December, yes I know, in three months. Ashley, our youngest, is at least taking it easy on her old man and mother by waiting to tie the knot next March. I was honored to have my future son-in-laws (both their names are Daniel) ask my permission first. They are such Godly men and treat our daughters like gold--what more could I say than yes.

Needless to say, we've been tearing the house apart, looking for anything to sell on Ebay, Craigslist, or at our upcoming garage sale this Saturday. It's been awhile since I've been part of a wedding (mine and Barbara's of course), and I sure didn't realize how much these things cost. Wow!! Yet, for my two daughters, there's nothing in this world that could stop me from doing everything possible to help make one of the most memorable events in their life unforgettable. Besides saying I have two of the best daughters ever, walking them down the aisle will be a moment of great pride for me (I sure hope I can get down the aisle without crying).

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