Showing posts from August, 2015

New Pictures are up!

We are having amazingly fast internet for some reason. We aren't sure why, but we are thankful! Fast internet means I can finally post all the pictures from my sister Kristi's visit in July! Check them out here .

Wrapping up

Today the last week of August is starting and our time with Tshepo ya Bana is “officially” coming to a close. I have so many mixed emotions right now. I know that it is time for us to move on from here, it is just something God has made clear, but that doesn’t mean that leaving is easy. We moved into Tshepo ya Bana 2 ¾ years ago. We spent a year in the main house, which was probably one of the best experiences of my life. It was definitely the best “job” I have ever had! For the last year and ¾ we’ve been down in our little cottage, being actively involved in the daily running of the main house for quite some time and now, in the last 9 months slowly weaning back from the things we were doing, as we began preparing for something new. God has been so good to us and we will forever be changed from the time we have lived at Plot 94. Since I last wrote, I have an update on our 2 nd car situation! We (Lord Willing) will soon be the owners of a Honda Odyssey minivan, straight from the

Looking back, Looking ahead

We have been living in South Africa now for over 4 years. Sometimes I find that hard to believe as I can still picture my kids running around our cul-de-sac in Hudsonville, but it is the truth. These 4 years have been filled with a lot of laughter, a lot of tears, adventure and excitement as well as deep pits of depression. There are days where our eyes open and we feel energized and excited about the day ahead and days where we want to turn it all in, turn over and go back to sleep. This up and down and in between life is the same for most of us, no matter where we live! From our vantage point, we are able to look back and see how God has been moving, sometimes with quiet gentleness, sometimes with a hard jolt, but always moving us towards Him and what He has in store for us. We can see how He has used so many different opportunities, both the ones we’ve grabbed on to and the ones we’ve missed, to get us to this point and we are excited to see how He will continue to move and sha