After the last blog post, we hit the road to the following adventures....
1. HAIRCUTS!!!!!!!! It has been since February!
(You can see the new layer and the old layer right before it is clipped!)
2. Taking a bath in an actual bathtub. The bathtub even won out over swimming.
3. My Dear officiated a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Beautiful because of the ceremony the bride and groom created, the God they honored and celebrated, the handsome groom and his love for his bride and the incredible, young woman we love so much. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Back! (Look who caught the bouquet! Her daddy yelled, "Do Over!"
4. Hugs and tears.
5. Kiddos picking up right where they left off with their friends.
6. Worshipping, crying, laughing, hugging, and roller skating with our favorite "musionaries."
* musionary is a music missionary....don't try that word in Scrabble, not sure it can support itself.
But check out their website....good stuff!! www.mattandjoannablack.com They lead our hearts to worship!
7. Driving north from FL and making pit stops to hug necks in Ocala and Chattanooga.
8. Being in a community, a house, and with a family that makes you feel like home and gives your children the option to go or stay home with them when they don't want to go with the parents. Thank you "management!"
9. Miss B. is never ready to get in the car to go to the next place. It is the ongoing theme of the trip. She did not want to get in the car in Haiti to go to the airport. She did not want to leave Nana T and Pops to go to Mami's nor leave Mami's to go back to Nana and Pops. Being 7 can be hard.
10. Our children can sleep in interesting positions in the truck.
11. The truck that was loaned to us....seats 6, plenty of leg room, OODLES of storage space....we load and go!
12. We have been hosted by 4 churches with 7 churches to go!
13. Sleep-overs, ice skating, roller skating, movies, swimming, Muddy Monday, fireworks, water balloons... go, go, go.
14. Three library visits, 2 different states, over 100 books read.
15. Dentist appointments where we were treated like celebrities and overwhelmed with the kindness shown to us. Thank you Dr. Matt and staff.
16. People love the Mountain Maid products we brought. We are selling out quickly but still have some goodies. You can still order at www.mountainmaid.org
17. Late nights....lots of late nights.
18. Encouragement from the Body of Christ.
19. The thrill of worshiping in our own language....I will not be quick to get over this!
20. My Dear's excitement to share the Gospel and how it has and continues to change our lives.
21. Eye doctor appointments and new glasses for me. Thank you Dr. Kirk!
22. Meeting up with 2 special young women in Louisville (I wanted them to meet anyway!) Morgan was an intern when we moved to Haiti and helped the kiddos tremendously with transition. I met Amber right before her first birthday, let's just say I have been smitten with her since that day!
23. Catching up with Tall, Dark and Handsome and some Risk 2210.
Mama Perk of the week: While My Dear was speaking in our sending church about language learning, he asked the congregation a question in Creole. Billy had gone to sit with friends and I did not know where. Well, I didn't know until My Dear said in Creole, "Do you understand what I am saying?" Then a voice from the back of the room responds "wi." (Creole for yes.) Two thoughts went through my head: "Oh there is where he is," and "Wow, he understood and responded to that quickly!'
We are looking forward to a week of relaxation and fun with Nana T. and Pops before heading to PKY next Sunday.