Friday, February 20, 2009

Settling Down

Well I guess things are settling down. All the family has gone home, and I must say thank you for all you did in helping us the two weeks after Mya was born. We couldn't have done it with out you. I also want to thank our church family for all the food you brought us during those first two weeks home. It was a God send and a blessing. I wish you could have stayed and enjoyed it with us. Thanks again.

I guess Melissa, Morgan and I are settling in as well, making the adjustments at home with Mya. I always had the late feedings with Morgan, and I guess Melissa liked it so much she assigned it to me with Mya. I don't mind though. I get her all to myself for about 3-4 hours each night between 9pm-1am or something like that. I get to talk to her, sing to her, and tell her about Jesus. What could be better than that? Not a thing in my humble but accurate opinion.

As I sit here typing this stuff my mind goes back to three weeks ago. Three weeks ago, I was as nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rockin' chairs. Everyone else had gone to sleep and I was up contemplating the coming days events. I knew that Melissa and I would be leaving the house about 6:45am heading for the hospital, and we would be coming home sometime after that with our baby girl. I didn't get much sleep that night as I prayed for Melissa and Mya, and the doctors, nurses, etc... WOW! It's been three weeks and I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. "Daddy loves his girls!" All three of them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


This past Sunday night we had a showing of the movie FIREPROOF at HGBC. It is the latest movie to be released by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. God has truly blessed this church and this ministry. What a story of forgiveness and grace! If you haven't seen it, you should ASAP! We had a great crowd turn out to see it. I guess we had over 150 people there, and I am confident that God used FIREPROOF to speak to their heart. I know this because, even after having seen it three other times, He spoke to my heart. He invited me to know Him more, and He reminded me that He will never leave me in a fire. Thank you Lord!

I am considering having another showing within the next month. I would love to know your thoughts on the movie.

Also pray for my family. As I write this I am at Lake Yale, the Florida Baptist Convention retreat center, for the State Board of Missions meeting. I came down last night and will not be back home until tomorrow afternoon. Pray for Melissa and the girls as they are home without me, and pray for me as I am here without them. I miss them so much.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

One Week Old

Mya Layne is one week, as of yesterday, and is doing great. She is sleeping well, eating well, and...well you get the idea. God has truly blessed us with another healthy, beautiful little girl, and I'm so thankful. Melissa is doing well, and we are all adjusting to our new addition.

Morgan is such a big helper. She wants to be apart of everything going on, and she is asking a lot of questions, some easy to answer and some not so easy. She is just to smart for her own good, at this point; later, that won't be so bad.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Mya Layne Madaris

Mya Layne Madaris entered this world Friday January 30, 2009 at 5:12PM. She was 20 inches long and weighed in at 7.9 pounds. Thanks for your prayers and support during this time in the life of our family. It has been a wonderful experience. Melissa and Mya are both doing well. I want to thank those in our families who were able to come down, and can't wait for the rest of you to meet Mya also. Thanks to those of you from HGBC who are helping prepare meals for us over the next few days or so. We greatly appreciate your acts of kindness and service. May God bless you. We love you.

Mike, Melissa, Morgan, and Mya