Thursday, April 3, 2014

Yes it's true, I'm heading back to Uganda!

I didn't expect this.  I didn't plan it.

But it's happening.  I'm going back.

I'm a big ball of emotions over this. One minutes I'm praying for the time to go faster between now and leaving, and the next minute I'm wishing for a way out (which happens before every trip I go on).  Like I said, a big ball of emotions.  However I know for sure that God opened this door.  My job is to just be obedient and follow.  Even when I don't really understand all the details and reasons.

So in 40 days I'm taking off. I'll be spending the next couple of months working with Abide Family Center (check them out, they are awesome) and I'm super excited to be on the other end of orphan care, working to keep at risk families together in the first place. I'll be back in Canada the beginning of August.

So consider yourself warned Uganda, I'm coming back for you!

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

I left work early and the sun came out

God cares about the little things.  He cares about the little things we pray for, and even the little things we don't bother praying about.

My family came to visit this weekend. 

They were set to arrive Friday afternoon.  I would still be at work when they arrived but that's life, right?  Thursday evening I got a text from work. 

Work: Would you be willing to start work an hour earlier and then leave an hour earlier to compensate?
Me: Yes!  That actually works good because my family is coming to visit tomorrow.
Work: Ok, would you like to get off even earlier then? 

And just like that I was off work 3 hours early than I typically do.  Without even asking for the time off.

Thank you.

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We had been having great spring weather here and I was excited for my family to experience some warmth (compared to their frozen, small town farther north) however last week it decided to snow. The snow didn't stop.  It's been snowing for about a week now and it seemed like our chances of a warm weekend were gone. God answered prayers at the last moment. Saturday the sun came out.  

God is good.  He cares.  Never forget it.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

I didn't pack my suitcases away

I moved a few weeks ago. I didn't move far, just to the other side of the city. But it was still a lot of work and meant I needed to pack up all my stuff to transport over to the new place. For about a week after the big move I was digging through boxes and finding new places to store things. You know how moving is.  It was a mess.

Finally my suitcases were empty again.

Our new place has a dark and deep crawl space for storage. It's was already a mess but I figured I would shove my suitcases in the back and be done with it.

Life changes. Plans change. Instead of packing my suitcases away in the crawl space for storage they are tucked away in the corner of my room.

Why?

Because soon enough I will be filling them back up.

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Ready or not, here I go.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Life > the internet

It's a simple truth.  Or at least it seems simple. Either way, it's something I've come to hold on to during the last couple of months.

Live > the internet.

Sometimes blogging and social media takes a back seat on the priority list.

And that's okay.

Life and relationships will always be more important than the internet. I don't want to miss out on life because I am busy building a life on social media. It's been a learning process. However, I no longer panic when I realize I haven't updated my blog or posted some kind of witty status on facebook.

Instead of blogging I close my laptop and snuggle a baby.  And I don't regret it.
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If you want more regular updates instagram is the place to be. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Never forgotten

"Believing that he will be found and cherished in time."

We fought so hard.  We prayed. We raised money.  A family stepped forward and said YES to him. His body was weak. He couldn't hold on any longer.

Royce has passed away.
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He will not be forgotten.  He was loved.  He will be missed.

Thank you to everyone who fought so hard for him. 

Please pray for the family who loved him so much already. They didn't get a chance to meet him but loved him as their own.  They are grieving. 
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