Murray's Musings http://murray.thelahnfamily.com I'm not sure what I'm doing here, but I know that God is in control! Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 16519439 Our First Grandson! http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2019/03/our-first-grandson/ http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2019/03/our-first-grandson/#respond Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:59:57 +0000 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/?p=2062 Things have been SO CRAZY these past few days that I’ve totally been neglecting the blog and I forgot to document the arrival of our third grand-child (our FIRST grandson)!!!

On Thursday, March 7th at 9:46am, we welcomed Landon James Lahn into the family in Brantford, ON (8lb 6oz & 21.25″) . . . → Read More: Our First Grandson!]]>

Landon James Lahn
Landon James Lahn

Things have been SO CRAZY these past few days that I’ve totally been neglecting the blog and I forgot to document the arrival of our third grand-child (our FIRST grandson)!!!

On Thursday, March 7th at 9:46am, we welcomed Landon James Lahn into the family in Brantford, ON (8lb 6oz & 21.25″) after nearly 34 hours of labour for poor Jess! He is most certainly a wonderful blessing and joy to see God’s creation once again!

Proud Grandparents

On the following Sunday ALL the grandkids (and their parents, and Nancy and I) got together for their first meet and greet at Daniel and Jess’s home. The pictures are SO confusing, as babies were being passed around all day long 🙂

Daniel and Jessica are doing amazing as parents now and Landon is growing beautifully over the last 10 days. We continue to pray for health and blessings on Landon, Jess and Daniel, and all our family as the days go by.

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Reflections; Sadness and Joy http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2019/03/reflections-sadness-and-joy/ http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2019/03/reflections-sadness-and-joy/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 17:25:56 +0000 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/?p=2060 I’m sitting at home today with an ear infection, not really being able to hear well out of my left ear, hoping that the drops and antibiotics are really doing their thing.

In the meantime I’m reading through ‘stuff’ on the Internet. I’m reading about:

50 Muslims killed in New Zealand by a crazed . . . → Read More: Reflections; Sadness and Joy]]>
I’m sitting at home today with an ear infection, not really being able to hear well out of my left ear, hoping that the drops and antibiotics are really doing their thing.

In the meantime I’m reading through ‘stuff’ on the Internet. I’m reading about:

  • 50 Muslims killed in New Zealand by a crazed guy as a backlash against immigration
  • 120 Christians killed in Nigeria by radical Muslim terrorist factions like Boko Harum
  • Unborn babies being killed by doctors around the world
  • Back-biting and put-downs in comments on all sides

I’m sad.

And I see pictures and posts from my family:

  • An amazing new grandson
  • Two beautiful grand-daughters
  • Four wonderful kids and their equally wonderful spouses
  • A fantastic wife who’s right now out helping a refugee family from Zimbabwe find an affordable apartment

I’m joyful.

Joyful and sad at the same time.

I pray that the good of this world will start to overcome the evil. I know in the end it certainly will, and evil will be crushed, but I pray for our kids and grandkids and their kids, that this world will see The Light – The Son of the Living God – and that mankind will finally get their heads screwed on right.

TTFN

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Merry Christmas 2018 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/12/merry-christmas-2018/ http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/12/merry-christmas-2018/#respond Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:56:58 +0000 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/?p=2041 We want to wish all our friends a Merry Christmas, and we pray God’s richest blessings for a great 2019!

In case you are interested, here’s a copy of our Christmas letter for this year.  Check it out here.

 

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merry_christmasWe want to wish all our friends a Merry Christmas, and we pray God’s richest blessings for a great 2019!

In case you are interested, here’s a copy of our Christmas letter for this year.  Check it out here.

 

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Two Grand-Daughters in One Week! http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/11/two-grand-daughters-in-one-week/ http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/11/two-grand-daughters-in-one-week/#comments Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:00:46 +0000 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/?p=2033

Arya & Melody together for the first time.

What a whirlwind week it’s been as we welcomed our first two grand-kids into the world!

On Sunday, Nov 4th @ 9:14pm we welcomed Arya Grace Lahn into the family up in Barrie, ON (7lbs & 22″) and then 6 days later (Saturday, Nov 10th, . . . → Read More: Two Grand-Daughters in One Week!]]>

Arya & Melody together for the first time.

What a whirlwind week it’s been as we welcomed our first two grand-kids into the world!

On Sunday, Nov 4th @ 9:14pm we welcomed Arya Grace Lahn into the family up in Barrie, ON (7lbs & 22″) and then 6 days later (Saturday, Nov 10th, 2018 @ 2:27pm) we welcomed Melody June Lahn into the family in Brantford, ON (7lbs 12 oz and 19.25”).  What a joy to see God’s handiwork in each of these perfect little bundles!

And it was quite the celebration when Arya made her first road-trip to go see her cousin, Melody, and we were able to let them meet for the first time in the hospital in Brantford on Nov 11th.

Coming up now on 9 days and 3 days respectively, both are doing amazingly well (Grandpa, on the other hand, is a wreck and having great problems concentrating at work)!

We have been SO blessed with these two grand-daughters, and can’t wait for our first grand-son to arrive in late-Feb / early March!

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Again? You bet!! That makes THREE! http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/08/again-you-bet-that-makes-three/ http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/2018/08/again-you-bet-that-makes-three/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:00:27 +0000 http://murray.thelahnfamily.com/?p=1986 Okay, so by now you know that mid-May we were surprised with the announcement that the wives of our two oldest boys were expecting within a month of each other.  And you know they always say things always come in threes?  Well, they’re right again!  Daniel and Jess are expecting their first child (our third . . . → Read More: Again? You bet!! That makes THREE!]]> Okay, so by now you know that mid-May we were surprised with the announcement that the wives of our two oldest boys were expecting within a month of each other.  And you know they always say things always come in threes?  Well, they’re right again!  Daniel and Jess are expecting their first child (our third grandchild) in early March 2019!!

Last weekend, our third son (Daniel) and his wife (Jessa) were at our house for a full family get together — kind of a post-June wedding / summer fling / excuse to eat Sunday.  I’d just had eye surgery the few days before, and we’d overdone it by going to the baseball game on Saturday, so we were both (my wife and I) quite tired.

After playing a few games, Daniel decided he had to show us a video that he and Jess were putting together to go on their Youtube channel and wanted to know if we wanted a preview.  Well, the video turned out to be them making a double-layer pizza, and was quite cute.  I won’t spoil the ending, but suffice it to say, it was a revealing video.

The video ended.  There was silence.  Nancy and I looked at each other in stunned amazement.  And then the shoe dropped.  Number Three was on the way!!!  Because we were so tired, and because the secret had already sneaked out to the other kids, the reaction wasn’t as loud and crazy as the previous reveal in May, but we are again over the moon with pride and excitement!!

This has been a busy year for Daniel and Jess.  Over the past year, Daniel has been working hard at a new job in Cambridge at Frito-Lay, Jess has been working and going to school, just yesterday (Aug 17th) they took possession of their first home in Brantford, and now they are expecting their first child!!  (As it turns out, they found out about the baby one day after buying the house, and at Bethany’s wedding in June, Jess was in fact pregnant, although even she didn’t know it yet!!)

So as of this posting, we are looking at baby girl “Bean” in 73 days (Oct 31), baby girl “Sprout” in 98 days (Nov 25), and baby something (unknown yet) “Blue” (short for “Blueberry”) in 195 days (March 2)!!

And you can bet the preparations for turning our home into a nursery are fully underway! 

 

 

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