Friday, November 17, 2006

LA's baby dedication -- coming soon

Why dedicate our son?:

"God brought our little guy into this world through Crystal and me to make a difference in our surrounding communities. To reach into places that aren't necessarily safe with the heart of eternal Love. To reach our 'troubled land.'" (thehaffnerhome blog 8/21/06)

We feel that publicly dedicating LA to a life after Christ is just as much about us as it is him. Crystal and I will stand amongst our church community and pledge to raise our son with Love written in his heart. It's a public parental promise to a community that will hold us accountable before God, ourselves and LA. It is also a forum whereby Crystal and I can acknowledge that we are stewards of LA's life, not controllers...that we are putting ourselves aside to allow God to use LA how He needs.

"Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got! Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates." -Deuteronomy 6:5-9 (MSG)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

NYC Business Trip

Our first family "vaca" (well, not really). We had a great time making the best of a IndyCar business trip to the Big Apple. We saw all the fun tourist stuff.....Time Square, Statue of Liberty,
Radio City Music Hall, took the subway, Central Park and had fabulous sushi. Amos did work
at Grand Central Station each day. Landon was incredible....he didn't even cry on the plane...praise God! We are excited to be home, it was a couple days too long.
It was fun to be with Daddy while he was working. We would of missed him for 6 days!!