Monday, March 14, 2011

Little Chris Cliches

Yep, that's our little Chris. Doesn't he look happy as a clam? His parents say that he's growing by leaps and bounds. You can see that he's looking for a hand up, not a handout, and has a leg up on his life.

Whew--all those idioms are weighing me down. Little Chris's dad Daniel sent me these pictures about the same time that I went to a writing workshop about cliches. The instructor's advice--don't use them unless they make sense literally. Okay, but first I want to thank God for little Chris's heart of gold.

(My husband Mark hopes to share these current snaps with little Chris's surgeon and nurses this week while on a business trip in Bangalore.)


  1. He looks healthy as an ox! Glad to hear little Chris is doing well.

    The cliche workshop looked very interesting. If you got any good handouts, I'd really appreciate it if you could give a copy to Marie or Kathleen for me.


  2. Thanks Heidi, I'm laughing my head off. :-) I'll try to remember to make an extra copy of the handouts that I share with the NCW group.