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After what feels like months and years, we have landed on sweet Texas soil! We were met by family with posters and sweet smelling roses and have reveled in being with them for the past two days. We have talked and hugged and shared meals and our hearts are full and happy. Jet lag has… Continue reading Texas, sweet Texas!
We are nine days from locking our front door and not re-entering for 5 months. There are action packers and suitcases all over my bedroom and chaos in my head. Trying to figure out what to pack and how to pack is overwhelming and the reason for many, many naps in the past month. In… Continue reading Nine days.
It’s officially done and over. We have moved and spent the last few weeks cleaning, organizing, napping, breaking down boxes, wondering how we have accumulated so. much. stuff, napping again because of the overwhelming feelings of a task too large, and settling in. I can now say our home feels like home again! The kitchen… Continue reading Resident of Haikou
When Jeff and Leslie emailed and told us they were going to be back in Asia, we started trying to figure out how we could make our schedules cross paths. At first, it seemed impossible, but things eventually came together and we were able to meet up with them on a beautiful beach in Thailand. *as… Continue reading Everyone needs a little bit of Krabi
All prayer is to change the human will into submission to the divine will “as thou wilt.”. . . Practically then, I say, Pray as He did, until prayer makes you cease praying. Pray until prayer makes you forget your own wish, and leave it or merge it in God’s will. The divine wisdom has… Continue reading When prayer doesn’t seem to work
Mother’s Day, May 2001 Nearing the end of my third trimester, swollen, emotional, excited, nervous, hopeful. I’m standing in church this Mother’s Day morning wearing a light, minty green maternity dress wishing I was already holding my daughter. I don’t know if I am allowed to stand up when they honor moms. I don’t know… Continue reading Flashbacks
Ever since we moved to China, we have said we wanted to go to Hong Kong Disneyland while on a visa run. For some reason, it took us more than 3 years to make it there, but man! It was completely worth the wait! *side note…that first picture shows me holding up a baggie that… Continue reading Disneyland Hong Kong
Sometime in January Father started to stir ideas inside my heart about throwing a party for Valentine’s Day. I love parties. You know I do. But throwing them over here, for a secular holiday that is all about lovers, wasn’t really in my comfort zone. So, I did what all women do when they want… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
Faith loves to make things. It doesn’t matter what it is or what her supplies are; she just loves to create. She also loves to sell her creations! We don’t allow her to sell things much because we feel like her white skin would be the draw and not her “product”. However, she began to… Continue reading Little friends