We’re home and everyone is safe and well. There are still deep wounds and hurts that will take a long time to heal. We are weary… well, I am weary. I so badly need a nap that lasts two days. But the Lord is good and is holding me up.
And life goes on. Yesterday was Oneyda’s day off so I had the girls all day. We went to the eye doctor and by way of miracle Y still even got to school on time. Only one needs glasses, so that’s good, she also needs some expensive jaw treatment b/c they pulled a tooth on one side of her mouth and now she can’t open her mouth to really chew. But that’s something to worry about next week. We managed to feed everyone, buy groceries, take naps, make a new delicious fish recipe for dinner, and visit with some friends. We had some breakdowns and two little ones who didn’t sleep much all night, but life is moving forward and we are learning.
Together we are learning about grace and forgiveness and unconditional love. We are learning that the Lord does not give us a spirit of fear, but of love and of power and of self-discipline. And we are learning to trust the Lord enough to put ourselves out there for each other.
On other news… I’m just going to say it. We need two more good umbrella strollers. The one we have is like a tease. Its this one http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11468610 and its awesome, but it only fits one baby :) Please consider buying us a stroller and sending it down with the interns or a friend who is coming or a short-term team. I can tell you who is coming. I promise we would use it EVERY day!