Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Brevity of Life

Just a normal day in January. Looking over Facebook before going to bed. Wait, I can't believe this...it can't be true... I learned last night before I went to bed (and before I cried tons) that a pastor we knew while we were in Uruguay was killed in a terrible motorcycle accident, leaving a young widow and 6 children. I am so sad. You never know what a day will bring forth. My prayer is that his death will bring glory to our God!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Remember Mom...

You know how some smells, sights just take you back... Well, I went back to Sundays at home this morning. I have hardly ever prepared a pork roast (put it in the crockpot), but Mom did somewhat regularly. Browning that roast this morning made me think of my mom and how she always did such a wonderful job feeding us! She's a great example of a homekeeper~I want to be like Mom! What makes you think of your mom? *Btw, my mom is still alive~praise the LORD!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Second Day in a Row...wow!

Today is kind of a lazy day~nice! DS3 gets to go to a friend's basketball game and then sledding...fun! Because of this and the fact that all children except DS1 and DD2 haven't gone sledding, DH and I are taking little one sledding this afternoon. She is so excited! It doesn't look like I will be getting a job as caregiver after all, after looking at all the paperwork and the contract and all. I have peace about this decision, as my husband is very wise and walks carefully through life. That is why I wanted him to look at all that paperwork! DD1 and DS2 are still away at a tourney in Minnesota, having a great time in spite of ill health (both of them). Have a great day in the Lord! (help me, people, I can't put pics in between my paragraphs...not that there are two :) )

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Stuff

I was encouraged to write again as 1) it has been a long, long time and 2) I started reading a friend's blog again after a long time and it encouraged me to write. We have now been back in the U.S. for almost 9 months~wow! During that time we (barely) survived a 3-month separation from our husband and dad, due to work training. I am looking into a new job as a caregiver. I'm looking forward to it! The kids are thriving in their Christian school; in fact, the two older ones are on a basketball/cheer trip right now! As time and distance separate me more and more from South America, I find that I still miss it very much. I hope to update this blog more often...sorry if you've checked in countless times to no avail :)