Many of you are aware of our story. The foundation of our book is based on our interaction with and dependence on God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). You know that the Coopers are people of faith. Throughout the chapters of our story he have celebrated and cried in the context of Christ, culture and our community. We are people blessed by our church family. I take for granted that others are a part of a growing christian community like we have...sadly, that isn't true of everyone.
More than a week ago, I was ordered on bedrest for a back injury. As you can imagine, this seemed similar to a death-sentence for this extroverted husband and dad. All that said, I embraced my new role of Horizontal Man. As you could guess, there were many house projects to tend to (inside and outside)...all from the resting place of my bed. Sunni being an amazing and highly dedicated full time teacher and Ben being...well a ridiculously active 9 month old...Without me 'pulling my weight' we were in for many obstacles.
Many from our church family have responded to our needs in such giving and sacrificial ways. Whether it was a home cooked meal, doing laundry, racking leaves, fertilizing a neglected lawn, cleaning out gutters, or hanging pictures...these people are amazing. Last year our church decided to rename itself HOPE Covenant Church...Who knew they would so easily embody their new name?! (Thank you Lord!)
Thanks to 'cousin' Nico and 'Aunt' Kara, Mom got some time away to get some groceries. (always good to have some munchies). While she was away, we partied like it was 1999...or at least the later part of fall 2010. Remember when you took pride in your Dorm room being a mess and your dirty laundry was thrown about the floor...(was it just me?)...moving on...Being the wild and crazy guys that we are...we took our undies and threw them up in the air...again...and again. Thanks Nico and Kara...I had so much fun with you! - Benjamin