Sunday, July 15, 2012

Checking In

I have actual blog posts in mind, but wanted to take a moment to check in…for anyone who still makes sure I am still alive on here! J 

It is a rare moment that both kids are sleeping and I still have a little bit of energy for doing something like writing this post. 

Things are going well with us.  Things have changes a lot since Baby Zar was born and we are still most definitely in adjustment mode, but we are making it day by day.  We are so thankful for friends and family who have pitched in big time.  Little t has spent great time with Grandparents Aunts and Uncles and Cousins and we are so thankful for that.  He now asks every morning if he can go to the farm. We are thankful that he loves life here. 

Baby Zar is doing well.  She is growing lots and her cheeks are getting chubbier.  The hot weather has blessed her with crazy heat rash, so most days her little face is broken out.  She is a good eater and a good sleeper…I am scared to say that for fear of jinxing my good luck!  She has started smiling and is interacting more which is really fun. 

The adjustment to being parents of two has been a big one for us.  There have been times where we are overwhelmed by the needs of two little people and the demands of life and forget each other in the clamor.  We are reminded each day of how much we need each other and need to work together.  I am daily amazed and blessed with A.P.’s patience and love for all of us and his continual commitment to keeping life running smoothly as well as helping out with Little t and being there in so many ways.  I am a very blessed woman. 

There are times when we look at each other and wonder how we will ever make it in A-stan without the help of family and friends.  At times it is overwhelming to think of the future – still so up in the air - and try to imagine transitioning two little people well into the unknown.  It is times like this that we have to remember to slow down and focus on today and on God’s perfect plan.  Getting ahead of Him only makes us anxious and fretful.  There is peace in His ways that unfold gently.

This weekend marked the beginning of busy season…we are completely booked with traveling for family events or speaking events each weekend until the middle of September.  It is overwhelming…but we have to take it one day at a time.  We are excited about time with family coming up. We have a reunion with A.P.s family this weekend and with mine the next.  We get to spend a week at a very powerful conference and spend time with some of our very best friends.  We get to speak at some great chu.rchs and events.  We are looking forward to it all. 

Like I said, the future is very much up in the air (but would you expect any different from us?)  at this point in time.  We hope to return in the fall, but there are pieces that need to fall into place before that can happen.  Many many times during the day, our thoughts turn to that land and it’s people.  We are torn…as much as we love life here – close to family and friends and fellowship…our hearts ache for that place. It is our calling and has gripped us tightly.  We know for this phase of our lives, we belong there. 

I hope to post more consistently in the coming weeks. If you have questions about our life or topics you would like me to touch on, please leave a comment and I will do my best.