Monday, June 20, 2011


A friend brought my attention to this verse a while back:

"You know what I long for, Lord;
You hear my every sigh." Ps. 38:9

I realized I've been sighing a lot lately. Sighing recently because of stifling heat in the country where we live, sighing just from being weary and needing a break in general but especially from the language study that seems endlessly slow (Why can't I have a Tower of Babel experience, please, and just know how to speak it?!), sighing because time is going really fast and I'm not looking forward to two kids moving away in the coming months. Sighing...........

But just like how He knows each tear that I cry He knows each sigh that I sigh. He knows the big and small things that I sigh about-------and He hears!

Perfect Timing

I found Aaron unconscious a few days ago. The next hour or so was pretty scary until he was coherent again and had been evaluated in the hospital. It's amazing how comforting it feels to know that your child is in capable hands when the situation is well beyond your own expertise; in this instance the hands of qualified medical staff in an excellent children's hospital.

It was a relief to see him looked after well but at the same time from the moment I realized that something was wrong, I felt an amazing sense of His hand through it all. I didn't know what was wrong with my son but I knew that a phone call would bring help right away. I knew we were in the country that, while costly, has the fastest and best medical help on the planet. If it had happened where home is to us now it would have been a totally different scenario! He is good and He is in control.

"And we know that (He) causes everything to work together for the good of those who love (Him) and are called according to his purpose for them." Rom: 8:28

Note: Aaron had a seizure and apparently it's more common than I ever realized for a kid to have one at some point. He had blood work and a CAT scan which were normal so the doctor said that unless he has another one that we should basically live life like this one never happened.

Catching Up!

It's about time that I write something here! While I love writing and keeping people up to date on us I think I was a bit on overdrive the past couple of months as I took on extra work at FS that kept me at the computer more. And made me want to sit at it less when I wasn't working!

We are curretly in the States catching up with people after 2 1/2 years away. It's especially important for Hannah since after this she will go back to FS and work for a few months but will then be headed towards Uni. in New Zealand at the end of the year.

We will be in the States for 4 more weeks and will be in several different states communicating about our work and seeing people in that time.