The Delp Details

Monday, March 28, 2011

Some pictures from Christmas 2010

Simeon loved having an actual bath to take a bath in and rubber duckies at both grandma and grandpa's house!

The Delp nieces + an O'Dell. Sporting the Liga jersey we got her for Christmas!

Grandma Delp and Simeon

The O'Dell nieces with Simeon

Zach, Mo, Simeon, Joel and I the night we got back to the States. Zach and Mo got engaged a couple weeks after this picture! YEAH!

December 2010/January 2011

The biggest thing that happened for us in December was we went back to the States for Christmas! It was great to be with both sides of the family and for Simeon to do a lot of FIRSTS! First snow, 1st Christmas, New year's etc.

However, the day after Christmas, Joel's dad had chest pain and we went to the hospital. He was admitted and eventually scheduled for a heart cath a week or so later. The cath showed major blockages, especially in his left main artery. The cath wad one on a Friday, and the following Monday he had open heart surgery. It ended up being triple bypass. Because of these circumstances and those that followed we extended our stay twice and ended up being in the States till the middle of January. Although these were not easy times, God knew what He was doing and we were so thankful that we were in the States to be with Joel's family and help how we could.

Although there were many issues following surgery, especially with medications, now, Joel's dad is doing much, MUCH better. He says he is feeling close to being back to himself again. Now we are just hoping things move along with recovery so he can have hip replacement in May.

Thank you, THANK YOU to those that prayed for Earl and Joel's family during this time. The prayers were felt and answered! Praise be to God!


Many apologies for the amount of time it has been since I have posted. There are no excuses, I have just been neglected this blog to keep up with our other blog: I have looked at other blogs that I once followed and realize that there have not been posts for 6 months, a year or more. Although it would be easy for me to pack it in with the blog, I feel for some people this is one connection to us that if we didn't have, they might not know what is going on with us. Now, maybe that is just an excuse, not sure, but if for no other reason, when I do post to this blog, sometimes I just need a place to put personal blogging, not just ministry blogging. I do feel like there is a difference between ministry blogging and personal blogging. I suppose that is for another blog post. Anyway, I am not going to do a poll asking if I should keep this going. Even if only a couple people read this blog, that is OK, I'm OK with that. SO, all that said, to follow are pictures, videos, etc to catch people up on life since December.