I am an ordinary guy searching for a way to view this world through God's eyes. I have a beautiful wife named Melissa, and a 2 year old daughter named Audrey, and a happy little 5 month old boy named Braylon.
Prepare to laugh.. I have to set up this story with a little history first. Last week we allowed Audrey to bUy some gold fish with money that she has earned from us and her Grandparents. We bought 3 gold fish from wal mart for 28 cents a piece!! Audrey took great care of them for 4 days making sure they were fed on a regular precise schedule. On Wednesday night she accidently dumped all of the food and Melissa swept it up on Thursday with the sweeper not thinking it was all the food we had. Long story short the fish starved!!! Melissa got up and flushed one Friday morning and then flushed another around 1:00. We traveled to Wal-mart and got 3 replacements.. When we returned the 3 and final (of the originals) was floating and Melissa took it to the toilet. It was then that I heard a scream from upstairs from my wife saying "Aaron it's alive!!!!" I ran upstairs and there it was, the fish that was flushed at 1:00 was swimming around with renewed vigor for life! Unbelievable!! It was flushed from an UPSTAIRS TOILET and made its way back?? So that is the story about Lazarus the Gold Fish. SIDE NOTE: THE STUFF FLOATING IN THE TOILET IS FISH FOOD!! WE USED IT TO BRING LAZARUS BACK TO THE TOP SO WE COULD GET HIM OUT!!
So this morning I wake up for work at the usual 7:00 a.m. I shower and get all ready and the whole time I am thinking "man it is dark outside." I subdue these thoughts because of the rain and just think it is a dark morning. As I am going down stairs I notice that my senses are not rushed by the wonderful smell of Blue Mountain Coffee. We have a coffee pot that can be programmed to make coffee at the same time every morning. Anyway, I get to the coffee pot and I am pulling it out to see if there is water in it, and then I look at the clock and it says 6:30. My chin hits the counter (figure of speech) and all I can do is laugh!!!!
You see what had happened is my Atomic Clock had ran back another hour for daylight savings time. When they started changing the days around that start daylight savings time they messed up my wonderful clock! Just a funny story this morning!!
This is a video (Shot side ways :)) of one of our Jamaican friends singing one of the many Jamaican songs he knows. Eli is a great entertainer and an even better singer. Eli sings for most of the teams when they come down and was nice enough to make a special appearance for us on Monday night. He has written many of his own songs including one he calls "Through the Father's Eyes." Which is responsible for the name of my blog!! Very powerful song and I am hoping to get it online soon so I can share it with all of you.
O yeah and if you watch long enough you see my daughter and her bad habit!!!
Our concerns about the kids have all went away. Braylon is feeling a 100% better this morning after a pretty good nights sleep and Audrey is making friends like it is nobody's business. Yesterday we went to visit a house that CSI may be purchasing and on the way we saw some kids playing in the yard and immediately Audrey wanted to get out and play. I told her no and she cried! We went on up to the house and looked around and she kept saying I want to go play with those kids. I being the softy I am finally caved and we left everyone at the house and walked down to meet the kids. It took 30 seconds and my daughter was laughing and playing, and going down a steep hill on a little car!!! Needless to say my daughter has no fear of people and sees no barriers. The result is the picture above.
After approximately 12 hours of travel we made it!! Let me say the kids were great!! I could not have asked for more. Here are some pictures from the flight. Melissa and I will be posting pictures throughout the trip.
Tomorrow morning the Black Family will be leaving the Indianapolis Int'l airport at 9:00 am bound for Montego Bay, Jamaica. Between my blog and Melissa's Blog you should be able to stay up to date on our trip. We will both try to make an effort to make a couple of posts between soaking up the rays :).