Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Memories

We had a wonderful Christmas with our family and hope that you did too. What a blessing to make memories with our family and friends. I'm still awed that God knows everything about us and still loved us so much that he gave us Jesus. The snow is falling as I hear people talking and laughing here in the coffee shop. We plan on playing table games and watching the Nativity Story this weekend. Make it a happy new year!! Lori

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Happy December! As we celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends we couldn't help but wonder what the holidays would be like next year in Kenya. I'm sure there will be plenty of new friends as well as missing our family and friends in the US.
For now, we cherish the time together. The grandkids bring so much fun and laughter. It is perfectly acceptable to crawl around on the floor, play with playdough, sing silly songs with Bob the tomato, play peek a boo, and read the same book four times in one afternoon. I can't think of a better way to spend my day off from the clinic! Ernie drives a school bus, so much of the day it is just me and the grandkids. Kaylee and I enjoyed our quiet snack for about 20 min while both babies were napping, maybe one of these days they will both sleep longer at the same time! Oh how I will miss these little ones!
Another missionary family that is in the fund raising process to go to Kenya have two boys. Joshua is 11 years old and Michael is 5 years old. Since we will be neighbors, I'm sure I'll get my playtime in!
As you plan for Christmas, remember to pray for those missionaries already on the field, our military men and women that are fighting for freedom, and those who are spending their first Christmas without a beloved spouse. This will be my dad's first Christmas without Mom. They were married for 55 years before she passed away in May. I'm so thankful that Dad can spend Christmas with us and meet his new great grandson!
Well, I think we've occupied this table at the coffeeshop long enough, we don't have Internet at home, but I thank God daily for the missionary house we are able to live in this winter!!
Enjoy your day with Jesus! Lori