Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Since I last updated, much has changed in our house and family. First, Derrick has been called as an outreach pastor at Atonement Lutheran in Columbus. This comes from several months of our church and his call here being under distress because of budget reasons. We had a few options--he getting a call somewhere else, our church moving into a different space (or have no space at all), or Atonement "adopting/merging" with us at Living Truth. Thankfully, they voted to go with merging with us. This gives our family peace, Derrick's call stability, and our church a refocus. Second, Derrick's dad is in the hospital with adult respritory distress as a result of H1N1 that then moved to pneumonia and now to this. You can visit to get the whole story and updates. Derrick updates this site when his mom calls with updates from the hospital. Third, Natalie Grace Keitha Hurst was born Friday the 23rd at 3:45 pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz and was 19 in. long. It was a different delivery experience than I had with the boys, and needless to say there is more to the labor and delivery story...but some details are better left for conversaton/emails as opposed to on our blog or facebook:). We are trying to settle into a routine and trying to manage being parents of three kids. Let's just say that the boys are SO helpful, love to touch her and get right in her face to talk to her...I'm so glad they are in school all day. They have been getting out ABC, number, and sight word flashcards and teaching her some words. I'm thankful they are so into her, but I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon. Who knows. I'm off until the beginning of December, will go back to work for about 2 weeks, then be off for Christmas break. Thanks for checking on us. Enjoy the pictures!