Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On the Road Again...

We just got back from a whirlwind trip up north. We were invited to present our ministry at six different venues, with eight speaking engagements in total. It was a wonderful opportunity and we are so grateful to all those involved. We also spent a lot of time catching up with friends we haven't seen in awhile! It was a very encouraging time for us as we had a few very emotionally draining weeks last month.

For the first three days we stayed with the Kerrs. The girls really warmed up to them (so did we)! Winnie jumped right up into PK's lap when he offered to read her a story. I wish I had gotten pictures of the girls playing. They had the largest amount of homemade playdough I have ever seen and had a lucrative bakery business going. "Anyone want a piece of bread?"


Farther up the road we stayed with our friend from KLBC days. It's so funny to see both of us now, what was once just her and me has now turned into 8 of us with one more on the way! Dave and Amy are expecting their fourth little baby in December. The kids had a blast and played hard. We adults enjoyed lots of conversation and tea! :) Thanks so much, Dave and Amy! It was so great to spend that time with you.



C, J and N: here are the pictures that we took of you! Hope you enjoy seeing yourselves on the blog! Thanks for playing with us and sharing your house with us!





As we made our way back down from the north we stopped back in to visit another friend from KLBC days. Christie has three little ones and the oldest is only 4 months older than Winnie. And I thought I was busy! She had made cupcakes for the kids to decorate while we took a break from our long drive. That was so sweet. Thanks Christie! I wish our camera batteries hadn't died on us so that we could have had a few more pics. In this picture you can see Button with two of Christies kiddos. Button's face is pretty descriptive of our crazy week. I'm not sure if she smiled even once on the way home, poor little girl.

The girls had to be extra patient as much time was spent riding in the van and sitting in pews. There were many late nights because of meetings and the girls didn't get to bed before 10pm on any of the nights. Despite all this, they did very well and we are so grateful to the Lord for that.
There are many challenges in this phase of our journey while enroute to the mission field. One is that all the travelling is tiring. It is worth it, though. We find it extremely valuable to make connections with our spiritual family and know that it is important to include our kids in this. I will say that we are really looking forward to having this week "off" to recooperate. :)




6 comments:

pat ve said...

Thank you so much for posting this blog of your trip. It sounds like it will be a trip to remember. I'm so glad you could reconnect with friends and that the girls had a really good time too. It helps that they are fairly outgoing. It could be hard if they weren't. I truly hope you can recuperate this week. Love you, Mom

Patti and Bruce said...

welcome home :)

RB said...

absolutly love the pic of PK!!!!!!! I miss that man so much.

Anonymous said...

I love the PK picture too!! And nice to see Amy and her family too!! But of course, you missed the best part.... the last 3 days with me :) It was so nice to see you!!
B

David and Amy Campsall said...

I will have to show the pictures to the children someday soon they will love to see that.. It was such a blessing to have you here and we trust as you go out you will be encouraged. We will try to remember to pray for you often. Blessings! Amy and Dave

Kate said...

Sounds like a rewarding time - even though it was exhausting! Enjoy your week of rest!