Friday, November 17, 2017
For almost twenty years, our Fridays have been spent as a family at our homeschool coop, and before that on a smaller scale, on various schedules, in the homes of fellow homeschooling families. God has brought some amazing people our way, and has enriched our family through it. This year the coop has finally and formally become a ministry of our church, which has been hosting it for many years. We are thankful for the many lessons learned, relationships developed, and lives affected by this group, which presents a valid Christian worldview to every subject matter.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
I am very grateful for the long friendship and co-worker relationship I have had with Jim Leary. We have journeyed together, and he has often served as a mentor/friend/co-leader. He is representative of many other brothers and churches in covenant community with one another in the Conservative Baptist family, where I have been blessed by grace and truth. We have many special times to look back on, and a great future together in glory. I will be glad to spend time with him and other brothers in Christ once again today.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
What a face full of expressions! What a boy full of talents! Sometimes he seems so full of energy and motion, while others he seems so laid back. Nate and Alle's second son Caedmon is full of life, creativity and surprises. We are looking forward to seeing the where, what, and how of what God does in his life, and going along for the ride.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Alle takes so many great pics of the boys, it's hard to choose just 1 to represent the fullness of Auggie's character! His eyes tell it well: he is a deeply insightful young man. He explores the world of people, God's creations, music, soccer, and a whole host of other disciplines. He is being trained to sing, to serve, to seek after God and enjoy life, and live up to the name of a great saint.
Monday, November 13, 2017
When we first met Nate's wife Alle, we immediately realized she was extremely musically talented. But over the years we have found her to me so much more! She is also very creative when it comes to establishing her own business, decorating, and creating a unique and interesting education for her sons. We keep discovering so many ways that she is a blessing to our son, their sons, our family, and many other people in their community. We love getting pictures of her latest adventures.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Our fourth child, Nate has always been unique. In some ways, he is more "McCloskey" that the others, even looking more like me (sorry, Nate). He is bright, witty, perceptive, and can express himself both verbally and in writing extremely well. He plays percussion with a touch like no other, fulfilling a dream I had that my parents never promoted. He also wins the prize for most emergency room visits. It is a joy to watch him grow as a husband, father, musician, leader in the workplace, and as a godly man. Looking forward to seeing him and his family soon.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hot off the presses! Fresh out of the oven! Born yesterday at 3:16 p.m., weighing in at 9 lb. 12 oz., measuring 21 1/2 inches, is Joel & Katie's new little girl. I have not met her yet, but I know that God is watching over her, and that she has two great parents who have long awaited her arrival to love her. Though she took her good ole time waiting to come, when she did, she did not waste any time. What that mean for when she's a teen? We can't wait to see!