Randy's Ramblings

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Here we go again
I'm blogging today from Pennsylvania. I wish I could tell you that I was here on vacation. I'm not. Yesterday we attended the funeral service for Becky's grandfather. He was an incredible man, an ordained Lutheran minister for 69 years! Becky has lost all of her grandparents over the past 2 years. It has been rough. None were unexpected, they all lived into their 90s, but this type of loss is never easy - and to deal with it over and over during the course of such a short time can be unbearable.
Pray for Becky and her family as they deal with this loss.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

It's Official...
The rumors are true. I'm old. Past my prime. Over the hill. Okay maybe I'm just a little depressed about turning 30. They tell me that I'm only as old as I feel, which worries me a little bit because I woke up this morning in a hotel bed feeling about 50.
Life goes on...

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The Store Is Open!
The moment I've been working towards... the Bennett's Bytes Store is OPEN!! Browse on over to Bennett's Bytes and see what's new. If you are in need of a new computer, website design help or just parts and upgrades - we want to be your one-stop-shop! We are working on getting products online, more products will be added daily.
This has been a huge hobby of mine for a long time and getting the website up and running has been a very rewarding challenge. Keeps me busy, which keeps me out of trouble...

Sunday, November 09, 2003

The New Bed
As I am writing this, our two-year-old daughter is literally kicking and screaming in the room above me. She got a new bed this week. We moved the crib out and moved in a twin bed. She's growing up.. a little too fast for dad...
Seems tonight she wanted to test mom's limits and see if she could sneak out of the new bed. No dice. Mom put her right back in bed. Twice. Now the kicking and the screaming.
Sometimes as a parent I see the way our daughter acts and I think to myself, "This is how God must feel when I act like an idiot."

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Day by Day
Thanks for all of the comments and prayers - they are appreciated. Becky and I are getting along day by day. We are so thankful that we have our daughter, Leah. She has brought us so much joy and healing through this process.
Physically, Becky is doing great and emotionally some days are good and some are bad. I am not really sure how I am supposed to feel. I am sad, but I don't have any overwhelming feeling of loss. It's hard to explain. I'm just trying to feel what I feel and help Becky process what she's feeling. Sometimes I feel guilty that I don't feel - or express - as strongly as she does. Of course, she doesn't put this guilt on me, it's just something that happens in my head, if you know what I mean.
Anyways, thanks for your prayers and support. Please keep us in your prayers.

Monday, November 03, 2003

At a loss for words...
I've been avoiding this post for a few days now. I don't know exactly how to say it, but it needs to be said, so I'll just put it out there.
Last week, my wife had a miscarriage. We were expecting our second baby in April of 2004. God has other plans.
Please pray for Becky and I as we process and heal and grieve.

Saturday, November 01, 2003

ABCNEWS.com : High School Girls Pummel Man Who Exposed Himself
Oct. 31 - PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man described by authorities as a known sexual predator was chased through the streets of South Philadelphia by an angry crowd of Catholic high school girls, who kicked and punched him after he was tackled by neighbors, police said on Friday.