Tuesday, July 28, 2009
yep, we're back! and i'm happy and sad at the same time. i've got quite a busy week going here so it seems like the break is definitely over. i can't wait to update you all on all the fun stuff we did on vacation and some of the hilarious stories but those will have to wait for now. i'm going to be attending a great conference this week about afghanistan and am really excited! i went last year for the first time and God taught me soooo much about the wonderful afghan people, their resiliency and the work He is doing in their land. can't wait to see what's in store this year and to be encouraged. God is so much bigger than i make Him so a reality check is nice once in awhile. anyways, i really had my heart set on going back to a-stan in october with a short-term team but doesn't look like that will probably happen. i kinda forgot that we are in the process of this foster-to-adopt stuff so that doesn't really make going abroad for 2 weeks very conducive.
so, until later... have a GREAT day :)
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
these days i'm wondering a lot about which way to go from here. i'm wondering if we are supposed to be straight up adopting a child from the foster care system or actually jumping fully into fostering and adopting if our foster child/children become available...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
i think i have started at least 4 posts over the past week and a half but have yet to be able to finish one. i have had a major case of the blues/writer's block/grumpiness/etc., all of which are not super conducive to blogging. anyways, i'll try to spare you all the glum details of the last few weeks, but lets just say, they have not been easy ones. my mom had to put our beloved family dog of 17 years, sidney, to sleep last tuesday. also, my mother-in-law had a series of biopsies done to determine if she had breast cancer (thankful, she does not!!!). finally, things have just not been the same without sam. it's hard to be together as a family and not realize that he's missing. the 4th was particularly hard. we shot fireworks at my sister's house, and on several occasions i thought about whether or not the fireworks would wake him up, only to remember that he wasn't there anymore. if you think of it, please continue to pray for my sister and her family, and also sweet baby sam. we're going on a week and a half without him and things still feel very empty.
Friday, July 3, 2009
*sorry for the recent lull in posts. i have been working hard all week exhibiting at the north american christian convention, so have been getting home late at night and just haven't had the energy to write anything...