Skip to main content

Exciting News

On Thanksgiving our kids said they wanted to skype with us.  They were all in Florida visiting their grandparents (my mom and dad).  Suzanne said she was also sending us an email but to not open the email.  

The Skype connection was terrible.  Yep, that's what skype looks like on our end!  Kind of like an impressionistic painting.  Not only could we barely see anything recognizable as a human face, their voices sounded like aliens speaking through a tube.  We seemed to be hearing something about "baby", but who could be sure?  Then Suz said to open the message from her and there we found this picture.
 (OK, this is just weird.  This picture is right side up in my album but comes up sideways on blogger.  I don't get it!)
Anyway, the point was pretty clear in this picture.  It's a baby!

But then they told us we couldn't tell anybody for awhile yet.  Finally the 2nd week of January we told a few people that we wanted to hear it directly from us and then they went public with it.

I'm enjoying Suz's weekly "bump" pictures.  You can also follow along here.

So, yeah, we're pretty excited about being grandparents! I just wish we were closer but am thankful for the way they are keeping us updated.



Comments

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 …

2016 in Review

Let's take a look at the year 2016.

January's big events were the dedication of the Tamajaq New Testament, our annual Spiritual Life Conference, helping friends find a house, a trip to visit missionaries in the bush, attended a big wedding, and celebrated John's birthday. It was a pretty busy month.  My January picture is from our trip to the bush and shows baobab trees.  



February was a little less crazy.  John started taking moolo lessons.  February is the time of year when the fresh fruits and veggies are in season so I did a lot of work to freeze veggies for the hot months ahead.  This picture isn't terribly exciting, but a year after the church burnings this church we helped plant back in 1989 finally had a new ceiling and a fresh coat of paint.



In March we attended another big wedding, froze more veggies, celebrated Easter, and visited a church in another town.  John and I have visited a lot of churches in the past three years as he has done research for his doctora…