Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Delayed Birth Announcement

So I thought it would be appropriate and a joy for me to announce the birth of our second child, Judah Elihu Mancuso. Judah was born 4 weeks early on December 27th, 2008. Kendra, my wife, is recovering quite well but Judah has been spending a few extra days in the hospital in NICU. He was diagnosed with pneumonia 2 days after being born and has been getting better and better with each passing day. As of today we have been told that he should be ready to go home by Friday, January 2nd, 2009.

Like his older brother Ethan; Judah is already showing a great deal of personality, strength and a full head of hair! All the nurses say that he is strong, too cute and certainly has his own little "attitude." You might have "attitude" too if you had a bunch of cords and tubes attached to you right after being pushed into a new world!

We have been grateful for everyone's prayers thus far and thankful for those who continue to do so. We look forward to the great grace God has given us to raise another child to the glory of His marvelous name.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Deep, Deep Love

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. I promise a new and hopefully stirring post very soon. Until then, please take some time to watch this video. The song that accompanies these spectacular images from Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" always seems to leave my eyes full of tears and my chest breathless. Tune everything out for just a few minutes of your day, focus on the lyrics and images and lift your heart and soul in gratitude to God as you consider his deep, deep love.