November 28, 2014


It’s the day after Thanksgiving. 


It seems like it was just mid-summer and I was going out of my mind and wondering what it would be like in Tennessee and wondering what were we going to do with Lucy, our dog in Guyana, and wondering if our family would ever fee settled again. 

And now, a few, quick months later, November is nearly over. Tennessee is better than we every hoped, Lucy (hopefully) has a new home, and we are very much settled - but not too settled. 

Having time to sit down and think and read and write again is soothing to my soul. I’m able to cook good meals for our family. In fact, we haven’t eaten out once since we’ve been in Tennessee. We haven’t taken any trips. We stay at home a lot. We play. We build blanket forts. We started kindergarten homeschool. We are still busy with work, Todd with the plane and me with our December video update, the Mission Pilot newsmag, and whatever else I’m helping with. The kids are thriving with the stability of not traveling. Millie is reading (GAH!), doing art everyday, and is learning how to sew on my machine. Sam is so pleasant and can get lost for hours in trains and boats and planes and cars and trucks and tractors. 

So that’s us. Being the Thanksgiving season and all, we’re feeling pretty thankful and blessed. I started doing a daily “what we’re thankful for” post on our Facebook page, but so much was lost in translation that I kinda gave up. That and the kids said the same thing every day and Inspector wasn’t very interested. But this month has been extra full of blessings, I’m pretty sure. Maybe I just notice them more now that we’re settled and my hormone problems have resolved. I feel so blessed to be able to see all the blessings around me. 

Of all the things I’m most thankful for throughout this last year, here is a very small sampling:
+ Resolving my hormone problem (since that was making everything in my life worse)
+ The Godly women God has placed in my life, especially my older, wiser cousins
+ The lovely, cozy home we are currently blessed with
+ Our friends in Guyana who make life there better
+ Our reading curriculum “Express Readers” that we are so very fond of
There is really so much this list is silly. Most of what I’m most thankful for can’t even be described so easily. Most of all, I’m thankful for being so very blessed with a wonderful husband and Papa to my kids. I’m thankful for my kids and all the many lessons they teach me. I’m thankful for the love and grace and mercy and forgiveness of Jesus. 
I’m so thankful. 


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