So I normally deflect, obscure, and muddy the waters. I ask questions, I turn things around, I ask how you are doing. I change the subject, I make obscure references to SpaceBalls, and I determine whatever it is you're interested in and engage my curiosity. BUT I rarely ever get "personal".
A while back (can't give away the D.O.B. of course...) we had a major change in our family. Our fourth child was born. No really. It happened. We were all surprised, for many reasons. "Luke" is a little bundle of miracles and cuteness. The three year old daughter is hopefully done praying for God to "change him" to a sister. Given all we've been through, including all the parts of the roller coaster which is life, I didn't think I would ever see this little guy, but he is here. The coach aka teh wifey wrote a summary of her thoughts over here. (Warning: There are no discussions about Yoghurt, Spaceballs the Flamethrower, or Combing the Desert. I know, I'm trying.) Though I'm probably passing the buck as usual, she expresses our sentiments pretty well.
God is good. I have a beautiful family and they are one of the greatest joys of my life.
p.s. How are you doing?