I'm so thrilled to be able to post on this blog today. So thrilled. I love this blog. And I love writing stuff here. I also love and appreciate those of you who happen by and read.
"God has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!" Psalms 126:3
The following photos should get you up to speed on several blessings we've enjoyed over the last few months.
Jeff celebrated his 40th year!
And he received his Masters Degree with straight A's in every course!
We reunited with our teammates after our furlough and have worked at learning how to serve each other and the people here, together.
We began another year of homeschool with a 5th grader, 3rd grader, 1st grader and kindergartner all learning together!
We joyfully welcomed FAMILY for our Thanksgiving celebration. Robyn and Amy Crocker came to be with us for a few days! (Amy's Mom is Jeff's first cousin.) The Crockers are serving in Rwanda and made a very eventful trek to our place to hang out for the holiday. We enjoyed great food, warm fellowship and even watched some American football together!
We delighted in a Christmas season filled with lots of Christmas music, tree trimming, time with friends and of course, decorating (and eating) loads of sugar cookies!
We celebrated Alex's 9th year with chinese food and yummy cake!
We woke early on Christmas Day for the excitement of presents followed by a large gathering of our missionary community to celebrate together.
And that should about catch us up. January began with the sad news of Granddaddy's passing and my very quick travels to the States to participate in the funeral. I have arrived back safely to wait with our teammates for the arrival of their newest family member.
I miss you all when our internet is down, and I have grown weary of the heaviness that being cut off from the world brings. So, for today, I choose to see it positively. Not focussing on what I haven't been able to do...but only on what I am able to accomplish today.
Blessings, friends. I love every minute we have together!