Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Visit Update Done!


Today we had our SW out to the new house, and apart from fine-tuning the pool gate, padlocking it, and putting a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, we are set!  We are getting settled in at the new house - Papa and Took planted some aloes by the front walk this morning (Took later un-planted one - "I'm helping it" he says - fortunately, they are hardy plants).

The boys like the new house, which is very gratifying. Mama likes it, too, which is good for a Papa to see.  It has (and will be) a pretty big project, so seeing people enjoy it is a good reward.  We are looking forward to having Ana home in the new house.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Still Inching...

We have more rain, praise God!  We set out some vegetable seedlings (peas, arugula, kale, lettuce) in our planter box, and we are hoping the wildflower seeds will germinate and come up after all this lovely wet weather.  Took is excited about the little plants, and that may prove dangerous to their survival.

Porgies is a climber.  We appreciate your prayers.  He loves climbing his brother's stool, but is not yet sure what a "center of balance" is.

Mama and Papa had noticed that with the many, many, things besetting us busy-wise, family worship in the evenings had gotten sporadic (boys falling asleep in the car on the way home from places, Papa being at work late, etc.).  But we reliably eat breakfast together (we might miss it once in a fortnight if Papa has a particularly early commitment).  So, after breakfast today, we read from Acts and began our two weeks in Psalm 100 (hopefully everyone will have it memorized by the end of the time).  We realize that we are bad at routine, but we also realize that routine and structure provide a base from which we can work.  We know that our resources will be taxed extensively when Ana comes home, so we want to have good family time as a part of the routine.  We also know that any ideas of "regular" will probably be exploded, and we pray that we will be ready for that, too.  Our God is wise and good, and the answer is always to know Him better in the face of Jesus Christ.

Our home visit for the update for the new house will be next week!  Hooray!

Thank you for your prayers.  Thank you to those who have continued to support us on YouCaring.  God provides, and we just have to trust His timing.  We would also appreciate your prayers that we can get our old condo cleaned and sold promptly - that would ease our minds much.

In Christ,