Skip to main content

Spring Has Sprung,
The Grass Has Riz,
I Wonder Where the Flowers Is?

April 6....I wonder where the flowers is? I wonder where the grass is, for that matter. Last week it was in the 60's, the grass was turning green, the white birch were beginning to bud. But this morning we woke up to snow!!! It was 26 degrees. Daniel and Suzanne were late getting around for school, Daniel had a poster he didn't want to get wet and so I said I'd drive them to school. I cleaned off the Cavalier -- snow on top of ice, so I had to brush off the snow, then scrape the ice. Then the gear shift button wouldn't push in -- I guess it was cold and frozen, too! Since I couldn't take the kids in the Cavalier, I had to clear off the Caravan -- snow and ice.
The poor little robins were struggling. They were huddled down by the side of the road. It must have been a bit warmer there. But it was a beautiful morning. I don't especially enjoy being cold, but I do love the beauty.


mymeanderings said…
Nancy I am just thrilled---THRILLED that you are blogging! I hope you will be able to blog more than once a month! I am going to really miss you once you go back! You are already in my favorites list!
Jane Stutzman said…
Nancy -- Just today (04/26) I have read your e-mail message (on Cheri's computer...for some reason, I did not receive it this time) and also loved reading your blog Archives and all the comments, too. It was great reading about Easter with your 90-some-year-old aunt and uncle and to know that they have aged so gracefully as to be a total joy to be goal! I said to Cheri that having read your accounts and seeing the pictures made me feel good. I know little to nothing about blogging, but I'm open to being an old dog that can learn new tricks! I was interested to see "Katie Barker's name with reference to GBC in Chesapeake...I do not know her. You do a great job communicating through writing; don't quit.
Hannatu said…
Hi again Jane. Send your e-mail address to our e-mail address and I'll make sure it's corrected or added. I wouldn't post it here, this is a bit public.
Katie Barker and her husband are a young couple with a real heart for God. You'd enjoy them.

Popular posts from this blog

Practice Hospitality

My mother-in-law, Jean, is an amazing person with many gifts.  One of the first things I noticed about her when I was but a young bride, was her gift of hospitality.  It was nothing for her to invite a large group of people over, make each one feel welcome, cook a big meal,and seemingly do it without stressing herself out.  I don't know if hospitality just came naturally to her or if she learned it.  In this picture you can see Jean throwing a party for a class she taught in Nigeria.  

I believe that for me it has been a learned skill.  My parents were hospitable and it wasn't unusual for us to have guests over (though usually not as many at a time as my mother-in-law would do!).  But when I started living on my own, I had to learn hospitality.  The first time I invited somebody over for a meal, the lid got stuck on the pot of vegetables, I put too much salt or soda or something in the muffins, and I forgot to serve milk and sugar with the hot drinks.  I've gotten much bett…

Graduation Season

It's the season for graduations!  Yesterday I attended two graduations.  Thankfully one was in the morning and one was in the evening.  There were differences and similarities.  

The morning graduation was at the flight controller and meteorologist training school.  Six of the graduates attended our Bible study regularly and a seventh came occasionally.  We grew to dearly love this group.  

The evening ceremony was at our MK school and all of the graduates this year were missionary kids and one pastor's kids; the majority of the missionary kids were from our mission.  So I've known most of these kids since they were little. 

The similarities were:
1.  Both groups were fairly small (30 for the flight controller school and 13 for our mission school).  Both groups were very close to each other; at the flight controller school they have all classes together and live in dorms together for 14 months with only a few days off and no real vacations; at the mission school the kids have …

Beyond Our Ability to Endure

I've been working on our home assignment audio-visual presentation.  It's been a lot of work, especially since it requires sorting through hundreds of pictures to choose the ones we want to use.  I was hoping to put together something that would be really "Wow!"  Well, in the end it's just a power point with some music and a few slides coming in with a fancy spin.  But it's our story, and our story is nothing more than God's story when it comes right down to it.  In fact, I have used Big Daddy Weave's song, My Story in part of the presentation.  If you're not familiar with the song, you can listen to it here
As I looked over the past four years of this term there were days that we felt we had reached our ability to endure.  We started the term in July 2013 and we were still recovering from the flood of 2012.  We have all of our "normal" stresses such as living in an extremely hot climate, living in the poorest country of the world, livi…