Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pardon Me.

Pardon the silence.  My computer took a hit and crashed when we arrived home from Ethiopia.  No laptop makes updates hard.  Imagine that.

The kids are doing well.  All of them.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s been hard; but even the hard is so sweet.  It’s just right… comfortable, not easy.  We are all settling into our new norm.  Bigger van.  More laundry.  Heaps of food.  Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, and cups galore. 

I was asked this week if I ever tire.  I’m not sure.  I just know that joy washes over me when I see all of our children laughing, running, shooting goals, playing super heroes, paddling in the pool, riding bikes, helping each other with chores, and sharing stories of our times apart.  I cannot stop the tears when I think of how sweetly God rewrote all of our futures.  It’s incomprehensible. 

Super Hero Ball

Merry-Go-Round and the 5 Left Sitting

Currently, you’ll find our family cocooning on Carli Cr.  Pardon me if I seem distracted.  Building a base of security, bonding, learning routine, and enjoying the company of one another monopolizes our time.  Feel free to stop in and meet our children.  They are delightful.  All 7.  


  1. I was so sad to leave (after 1st hour) right at the time that Ty came to join the class this morning! Looking forward to getting to know him!!

  2. After I caught my breat. Once I regained my composure for the riches of the story of Christ's rich love as seen in the pictures & read in your words; I can say, "thank you for writing & posting."