Friday afternoon, with a beautiful sun shining (for the first time in several days,) the kids and I got to have some fun outside.
A photographer, Jonathan Chapman, arrived from Minneapolis with his assistant John to shoot some photos of the kids and I playing basketball out on the driveway.
What a fun experience. Jonathan and John were great to work with, and we had a very good time. I can't wait to see the pictures, though I got a couple quick peeks on the display on the camera. Enough to know that Jonathan is a very good photographer. I highly recommend him and his work.
Why did we want photos of the kids and me playing basketball? Well, it's a pretty cool God-thing. A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Carla Stewart. Carla writes articles for Guideposts Magazine from time to time. It seems they were looking for a story about someone with diabetes, something inspirational and that might give readers hope that a disease like diabetes can have postitive effects on your relationships with friends, family, and faith. And sweet Carla, even in the midst of all her amazing, life-changing career news of getting her first contract, thought of me.
In a series of email and phone interviews with both Carla and Rick Hamlin, a Guideposts editor in New York, they shaped a story describing the last 10 months of my life since being diagnosed with diabetes.
The story will run in the June, 2009 edition of Guideposts Magazine. Isn't that amazing???