Praise the Lord, Austin
Jeffrey Snarey arrived at
The proud grandparents, jan & tim
P.S.: This should have gone out yesterday, but I messed up on setting it up for Jan to send. But, now you know . . .
T&J, and PTL! - Fr. John C., whose ordination we attended
when he became the first married Roman Catholic priest in
127. Congratulations Grandpa!
-donn - D., again, with his wife ‘n kids are right here in
128. Congrats very very much from the weaver household. So happy to hear the little fellow has arrived and all is fine and dandy. What a neat blessing you all have. When will you two get to go and see him? I hope shortly before he is too old. What a joy huh?
for you two and the family to have a new little one in your stable of folks to
love. LJ – Again, my special friend
since our 6th grade in
Congratulations! God Bless the parents AND grandparents! Nice name.
130. Congrats! May God give him challenging and inspiring life, full of health,
love and succes.
S. who is a Bosnian journalist and movie reviewer. He is one of Jane’s contacts from around 10
years ago when she started her ministry in
131. Congratulations! to all concerned!
Many blessings to a wonderful - and very growing - family!
Tripp and Barbara – C. now back East but from MCC, and they understand big families. I believe they have 13!
132. Praise the Lord! To me, every birth is a miracle. This one is a miracle and a relief!
Janet - L. again, from MCC.
133. Congratulations! – Author buddy from MCC, again.
134. Hi Tim and Jan,
Wonderful news, that’s fabulous for all! Best wishes to Kirsten and Scott – may they escape the sleepless nights syndrome.
Alan and Sharon – H. whom we see a little more often now that
they have 2 grandkids in
135. Praise the Lord.
Assad – M. is the dentist who sold
us the house in
a big congrats to you all! – Theresa, now H., who used to be L, and Stan - was our
friend/secretary and general goof off buddy starting in
Mazeltov! We're celebrating with you! God is gooder than we think!
ps For what it's worth (not much): The South Austin Jug Band is my favorite to play with....so I love the first name – is a juggler, harmonicist, floutist, singer and concertina player with whom I’ve done music over the last couple of years.
138. Dear Tim and Jan,
Congratulations to the new parents and grandparents. I'm so glad that everything is fine - you have all been in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy the new grandson. Watching them grow is such a joy. Our youngest grandson is now 12 and the time goes so quickly, but it's great to see them grow into young, healthy, active adults. God is good.
Always, Franki – Again, my cousin in
Dear Jan and Tim,
What a great calling to be grandparents. Stephen and Andrea had their third on February 4 at They live in
Bless you as you bless this new little one. CONGRATULATIONS.
Bob and Marilyn – V., friends ‘n colleagues from our days together serving God via The Navigators.
Tim & Jan,
I’m so thankful for the health and safety of your daughter and grandson. Praise God! I’m confident this new family member will be surrounded by love and will be appropriately doted on by his grandparents.
Steve – A pastor ‘n colleague here in
congratulations! - Liesl, again . . . again, not your sister, but
another Liesl we know in
Thanks for the good word. When I think of Kirsten, I think
of an adorable little blonde toddler. I printed out the picture of the
Arensmeier family the way they look now and have it on my desk. It is a
great picture (the one in Shireen's back garden). I clearly remember
driving Liesl to kindergarden a time or two and going
on walks with Shireen, who I think was about 8 when I was with you in
In His Grip,
Frank H. – From our time with The Navigators in
143. Congratulations and best wishes to proud grandparents, Jan & Tim on the birth of Austin Jeffrey Snarey! And welcome to the world Master Austin!!
We are delighted with your wonderful news.
Joyce & J.D. – Again, from MCC and our care group there.
Thanks for the up-date. We had
your message when we got back from church. Know you are both much
relieved and also thankful and happy. Please give
our congratulations to Kirsten and family.
Love to you both,
JoAnn and Don – B.,
145. Hi Tim and Jan
Mabrouk as we say in my language which means congratulations. We are very very happy for the wonderful gift that God gave you as a family.
We pray that God give Austin Jeffrey Snarey all blessings from His throne.
God bless you all
Hoda and Camille – M., whom your mom and I met
146. Congrats to the parents and g'parents.
We now have 7 behind the wheel of a car...increases your prayer life! Love and
blessings sent your way. Much love, P. for us – Pat & Joe, again, whose son lived
with us in
Congratulations on the arrival of Baby
Austin! Hugs, Anna – G., whom your mom and I introduced to her now husband
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How blessed little
Caroline- T., again, and still the mom of Michelle from MCC.
Glad for safe arrival of Austin
Jeffrey. I can't remember if I told you we were awaiting arrival of
great-granddaughter. It was a long wait. She was supposed to arrive
Jan. 23rd, but on last Monday, Dr. ordered
...Eilene and Keith – From Friendsview Retirement Community where your grandparents Arensmeier have lived (‘til dad’s death 3 years ago) since about 1986. Eilene has kept the Arensmeiers posted on stuff which they otherwise would have been limited to snail-mail.
SO glad all is well.. PTL.
Clif – Regional Director for the YoungLife ministry in the Bay Area.
THE LORD RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU... CONGRATES ON YET ANOTHER
GRANDCHILD... :-) TRY NOT TO SPOIL IT TOO MUCH... OH FORGET
IT, DO IT GOOD AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!!! AFTER ALL, THATS
YOUR JOB - RIGHT? ;-) - This was part of a DaySpring.com card
sent from Janet W. in
Hal and Rosemarie, - Again, our attorney
153. Wonderful! We praise the Lord and rejoice with you.He is faithful!
M&C - Mike ‘n Cheryl, in
Grandpa and Grandma! Praise God for this wonderful gift. I can
still see Kirsten when I moved in with you and she was about three years old
(1971), and Michelle had not yet been born. So glad to hear all is well.
Love you - Chris and Roger – I think you recall our talking about Chris (then D.) and how she and Margaret got wall-papered into their room one night in our house.
Thanks for the updates. Will keep your family in my prayers.
Cathe – A mutual friend of John S., whose son Peter got blown up in Iraq, but finished Ranger school with only one eye, only to return to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division.
156. Well, Tim & Jan, Congratulations!! That sounds like a fine grandson to add to your flock. So glad that all went well.
Joanne & Gail – D., friends of mine,
Kirsten, from pre-teen years in
157. Tim and Jan,
Congratulations on your latest!
Looking forward to seeing you at the concert!
John and Anna – P. Heather’s folks with whom you went to high school. All of MCC
Praise God! We are excited
to hear of
159. Dear Tim and Jan,
Thank you for
sharing the good news. Once again, the Lord answered all our prayers on their
behalf. God is good, all the time. Know that Janelle will have fun
being big sister. Our best to all of you. Warrem & Lenore C. in
160. Dear Proud Grandparents! Whew! Now let the fun
begin! Congratulations, best wishes, much love to all, and most of
all, thanksgiving and praise to The Lord of Lords! In His Name, Joan
A fellow YoungLife Committee member here in
161. To the parents and grandparents,
We would like to say Congratulation to your family on this Happy event in your life and may the Joy & Love be before you as you share the new life together. Will be praying for a happy & healthy life for Little Austin.
With much Love & Prayers,
& Gwendolyn Kirsten, you recall Joe Hobbs
Jan and Tim, Congratulations on the new
grandchild! Steve & Kathi Craig (Special
163. Hey you guys, This is so awesome! We would love to see your family again and meet all of your in-laws and grandchildren.
Trusting that some day this side of eternity, it might come to pass-love to Kirsten, Amy J., who with Bob remain special albeit we’ve not seen ‘em in eleventy-seven years . . .
164. Hello, very proud grandparents!!
It is so wonderful to see you all so excited about no. 10 and that is the way it should be. I suspect you will soon be making a trip to AZ. I know this was a high risk pregnancy and we thank the Lord that this little boy has arrived to a safe, happy, Godly home. God is so good and faithful.
Grandchildren are truly a crown of joy to grandparents. The young parents will never fully realize this until they experience it. Ours are all grown up now and it is always a thrill to hear one of their voices when the phone rings. Their lives are so busy and still they take the time to keep in touch. If they could only know how very much those remembrances mean to Grandpa and Grandma!
Congratulations to you two proud, happy Grands.
Thanks for keeping in touch and sharing your joy.
Lois Yak (for John too who is taking a nice Sun. afternoon
nap) Scott, you visited his shop ‘n house in
165. Hallelujah, and congratulations to all the justifiably proud
and happy relatives--and special hugs to Kirsten and Scott.
Love to all of you --
Suzy G. formerly of MCC, now teaching teachers in
And, in all
honesty, I’ve just not had the time to include every one of the roughly 50
other comments, frequently one liners expressing praise for