Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

thoughtful, comforting friends

B just got out of the hospital here back in mid Dec. His counts were still at a fairly safe level, so a few short, well screened visitors can be a real blessing.
(not all at the same time) :) We can't even name or get a photo of all of you and how you've blessed and encouraged our whole family but here is a peek at what we are so thankful for....


Friends bringing food and reading Christmas stories!

Blessing us with treats and encouragement, as well as a game of checkers.

Great big bros and friends...who always pray hard and put up with us. :)


Playing music and singing songs. This always cheers B up.






B feeling good enough to sing along for short periods. We're so glad he's home.


1 comment:

Jenny Schafer said...

Thanks so much for praying for us! We'll be praying for Bryce and you all, too:) I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing how you all celebrated Christmas. It made me think...isn't it wonderful that whether we're away from family because we're on the other side of the world or fighting cancer, we still have a reason to celebrate Christmas? :)

Jenny Schafer

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.