So I haven't posted here for a long time, and here's one of the reasons:
That's right. I've been slightly pre-occupied over the last year with, firstly, an increasingly pregnant wife and latterly, an incredibly lovely baby girl.
Carys Joy Lowe was born on 4th April 2013, weighing in at 7 lbs 7 oz. Lis and I are very blessed to have such a wonderful, special daughter to love and nurture.
Other developments during the blogging hiatus include:
- Being appointed as an elder of Hope Church, Shrewsbury. Earlier this month I was recognised as an elder of our church along with two other great guys. There is now a leadership team of four elders and one other pastor, which is encouraging, especially as we're a small church.
- Changes at Shrewsbury Youth for Christ. After a period of months where I was the only employee of the charity, we now have a director again! Hannah arrived in March and is leading us into a new phase where we'll be starting some great new projects. I'll be running a gospel choir from September, which is going to be ace.
- Finishing my degree! I started with the Open University in September 2008, so it's been almost five years of studying, and the last two have been pretty intense. But now it's all over. Whew! I had my final exam this month and it was a suitably challenging climax to a long and rewarding journey. Results due later this summer.
As for the blog, maybe I'll start writing again...