Saturday, 23 July 2016

Happy Birthday Queen Esther

Eight days ago we had the joy of celebrating my mother-in-laws 90th birthday.  She is such an amazing woman who serves others and has dished into so many peoples lives through the years.  It was so fun to honor her and celebrate her life with other family members who were in the area. We had a Queen Esther theme party and had a fun family photo booth.  We were able to borrow the British phone booth and the "Queen Elizabeth II" cutout from a friend.  It all added together to make some fun memories together.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Northern Connection

We just arrived home from a week in Northern, B.C.  It was a blessing to be able to spend time with family and dear friends.  We have not been able to make a trip like this for many years and it really was a joy to have time together face to face.  These dear people have been praying for us and standing behind us in our ministry.  Many of these friendships began 30 years ago and we greatly value them.  We are thankful once again for the safety we had on the roads as we have now traveled 8,000 km.  We have one more week here and then we start the long journey home.  We are going to try to pack in as much time in with family and friends as possible.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Once Upon a Time . . .

Thirty years ago God blessed our family with the gift of our second son Seth Robert.  I was expecting him at the end of June and here he arrived almost at the middle of July during quite a heat wave.  He is the only child I had in Chicago,  so it was fun to be close to family for at least one of my children.  Seth was 14 months old when we moved to Venezuela so he grew up in the Llanos.  It was hard to keep shoes on his feet as he loved running barefoot.  He told me he could run faster without shoes.  And here we are now, 30 years later.

Happy 30th Birthday Seth!  We are so thankful for your life and privilege we have to be your parents. As you enter the 30's may you enjoy all that God has for you especially the precious little treasures God has entrusted to you.  How we wish we could celebrate with you today but we are celebrating across the miles.  Keep walking with God and making a difference in this world.  Have a wonderful day and great new year ahead!