Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Kid in the House

Look who's in our house!

A couple of days before our girls went to Europe, we found out that little Dennis, age 4, needed to be moved out of the toddler house for about 2 months due to an illness he had acquired before being brought into GSF. Dennis is on medication and will eventually be completely better but in the meantime, we needed a solution.  As we prayed about where to put Dennis, we realized that God had orchestrated a plan.  Here are some ways, he orchestrated it:

  • Our girls would not be occupying their room for over 3 weeks, so there was space. 
  • A few weeks before this, we had a new missionary couple, Tom and Sharon Batley come to join the team.  Sharon is now in charge of teams and visitors.  With the team season on us, if Sharon was not here, I could not have had a preschooler in the house and host teams.  
  • Titus had just finished school so would be able to spend time with Dennis.  Many a mom knows how bored a kid can get when school lets out, so we are also grateful that this helps with the boredom factor for Titus.   
  • We also have several short term missionaries and a young lady who grew up here who are able to watch Dennis if needed.  
We are enjoying having him in our home for this time.  We know that God knows the plans He has for Dennis and we rest in that.  Please pray for healing for him and his father and older siblings (still at home) who also have the  same illness.  

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Globe trotting girls

Last Friday, our family headed for Entebbe.  Our girls and I had been packing for days to prepare for this day.  They had the amazing opportunity to fly to Europe to meet their grandma and cousin for a three week incredible trip around Europe.  We spent hours in their room laughing and preparing for the trip.  So on Friday, we ate at a favorite pizza place next to Lake Victoria and then took our sweet, excited girls to the Airport.

We haven't heard from them except to hear that the dermatologist appointment for Caralina went well (yep, we were able to arrange a 6 month check-up regarding her melanoma).  They did take one spot off and replaced it with 4 stitches.  The doctor wasn't too concerned but felt like with the history and our remote location, it would be best to take it off.  So besides hearing from them that one day, we have been following them by looking at their schedule hanging on the refrigerator.  I am sure they will have lots of stories to tell.