Life for us has been crazy but our help comes from the Lord Maker of Heaven and Earth. The gift of laughter always helps when times are tough. So the question for today is. How can you tell a new missionary from a long-termer? Well, if something falls on the floor ,( for example expensive butter or cheese,) the new missionary will throw it away while the long-termer will scrap off the bottom and use it any ways. And ants in the food, well, what are strainers for!!!
Summer is here and we have had some really hot days. I have found that cold showers can be refreshing. And spring break excitement means hanging out at a mall because they have central air conditioning.
It is always about is your cup half empty or half full.
A friend once told me that if we lower our expectations of people we will always be surpirsed instead of being disappointed, but if we have high expectations we can easily be hurt.
But our hope is in the Lord and HE never lets us down, we can count on HIM daily. Praise His Name!!!
Friday, March 19, 2010
We have had a busy week with Jake. He had surgery on his knee on Monday. We were praying that it would not be an ACL and was really surprised that it was a double tear, ACL AND MENISCUS . Minutes after the surgeon came in with the report, one of my Korean ladies sent me this message via tex.(Our Help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and Earth, i have set the Lord always before me because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken. )
This was encouragement to my hurting heart which was thinking of his road to recovery. The Lord knows what is in store for Jake but as his mom, I was hoping for a quick recovery. There will be months of therapy and strengthening before he can return to his favorite sport. SKATEBOARDING. Can't keep a good man down though. After having to walk on curtches for several hours to do immigration things, ( hard to believe our appointment was this week ) he was able to smile when we took him out to eat and to a movie. We are proud of him for being a trooper through all of this.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
We have lived in the Philippines for almost 6 years and I would have thought that by now I would get use to the Health care system. Took Caleb to ER on Sunday for possible appendix, but now it is tuesday and we know it is not appendix but still trying to figure out what is causing him to feel bad. What made things hard is: forgot to take my supplies when i went to hospital. You know the linens , the towel and washrag, the eating utensils,your toliet paper, your pillow and blanket and your own drinking water. This is just part of the things we have to supply ourselves. Learning to be grateful for good doctors despite everything else and trusting the Lord to reveal what is going on and bring healing to Caleb very soon.
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