Saturday, April 14, 2012

It's turning out to be a lovely Saturday morning, despite the howling wind, low temperature, and yet another bottle of spoiled half and half! Kevin is hanging out with a friend and Kaleb's laying rather low this morning since it seems he has a bit of a cold. For my part, I'm enjoying some quiet.

It's been a good week. Intense. In fact, a friend of mine told me a few weeks ago that when she was praying for our trip, the word came to mind. It sums up life since we left home about 7 weeks ago. We're loving getting together with friends and making new friends. It's great to be back in Arizona where we lived for nearly 5 years at various times. It's amazing to see what God is bringing together here. But it's intense as we hear stories, adjust to life on this side of the world, learn a new job,  homeschool our boys, and make plans for our return to the Philippines.

Our plan is to return to the Philippines at the end of the month, and we're getting excited to be back in our own home again. We've missed our friends and co-workers there. We miss the life that's become our norm. And realizing how long it seems like we've been away, I wonder how we will actually say a semi-final goodbye and leave there in just a few months. Grace is God's amazing gift, and I'm sure we'll need and get lots of it!

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