Friday, January 11, 2008

What is Comedy or Stress Relief from School

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
Mel Brooks
US actor, comedian, & movie director (1926 - )
Why is it that I take so much delight in other people's pain? I know it sounds horrible, but please see the five-second video and perhaps you'll know what I mean...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jeff Tatarchuk: Wakes up and blogs!

Hoorey... make merry people. Jeff's awake...

Jeff awoke after his Rip Van Winkle-like slumber to satiate the blogging needs of his fans. As we recall, it has been nine months since his last post. I'd like to thank the Anh Fire Army (i.e. the AFA, i.e. Thomson, Christy, Kristin, Kelsey, Caitlin, et. al.) for its near daily bombardment of Jeff until he heard the loud cry and awoke.

Brother Jeff! Welcome to the land of the living bloggers!

The bridegroom is coming!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Reyna Joy Pham

For the last nine months I've worried and agonized about becoming a father. Such as: Would I be capable of the job? What did I get myself into? Etc., etc.

But whatever questions I may have had vanished the moment Reyna Joy was born at 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, January 8.

How is it that I can be madly in love with someone I've never met?

I remember when Reyna was in the womb, Vanessa would have me by her belly, talking to our baby so Reyna would know my voice. I often had one-sided conversations with Reyna. Other times I would read from the Bible, Oswald Chambers, Mark Finley, Ellen White, or some other devotion.

The moment the nurse placed Reyna in my arms a feeling of exhilaration flooded my senses.

When I said, "Reyna" she stopped cooing, o
pened her dark eyes, and looked up at me. After that all I could do was hold her and cry.