What’s the secret to our family’s cohesiveness and relationship success? I hope I can approach this topic with some humility and yet admit we are on a good course and enjoying our relationships and though there’s nothing perfect we are thriving, not just surviving, and I can trace it to two distinct sources. Craig and I are … Continue reading marriage secrets
Last week we had a special visitor at our home from Uganda. Pastor Peter had a one day stop over from his four week business trip meeting partner churches and sitting at board meetings for his African Renewal Ministries. The most fascinating aspect of this visit for he and I is that he is the … Continue reading The founder of Kira’s baby home~at my house!
One of my favorite activities is to take my bicycle, my camera and my map and go exploring a new area. Craig’s apartment is in the “happening” neighborhood of San Antonio, the one I really want to live in, Alamo Heights. The charm of the village feel captures me and won’t let go. I rode … Continue reading House Hunting Diaries
Reinventing how to live for our family in a new town is a task for which I have extensive experience. It’s not that I often wake up on a perfectly good day and think; I have an idea, let’s pack up and start over in a new city far away. It’s more like, Craig … Continue reading Reinventing our Family Life
I never would have guessed that having such a full schedule, one that seriously resembles being a working mom, could ever be energizing for me. I’ve always been careful to protect my time spending and not become busy so I can be creatively involved in the subtle nuances of parenting that I didn’t want to … Continue reading Speaking to third graders about life in Africa
I received so many comments yesterday of cheer and good support from all of you, thank you! I staggered a few steps when I read Adam’s comment that the children at the orphanage fasted three days for me as I waited for the test results for my breast biopsy. I have mentioned before these children … Continue reading Sweet Dreams and Sweet Smells
I received the call from my doctor yesterday. When I saw the “gyn” on my phone come up, that freezing action occurred in my body. I stepped into the laundry room so I wouldn’t faint in front of Whitney, which I am known to do at the use of the word “cancer”. When I said … Continue reading Not Cancer
Every day packages arrive at my door, it’s reminiscent of the feeling that Christmas is coming. We know we are on the cusp of a great event, one that will change lives, bring people close to the heart of God and change directions in life paths. The gifts arriving are from the sponsors for the … Continue reading When life throws you scraps, make a quilt.
Yesterday morning I was invited to give a short presentation to an adult class at church about what God is doing through our family for the orphanage in Uganda. This group has shown interest in gathering supplies for our trip so I asked for chewable vitamins. Unfortunately, the children at the orphanage are showing signs of nutrition … Continue reading Lessons learned from children
Yesterday was part rest, part regrouping, and part settling in, trying to fully understand where we are going to live next. It’s not an easy decision to make. There are so many options. We could live in the city of San Antonio, or we could live in New Braunfels, or in Boerne. The first place … Continue reading it’s a bitter pill to think about moving now