Monday, May 23, 2011

Enjoying a moment with raisins in the park last Friday.

Promise and I "read" stories together under the jungle gym in the park. The stories can be found on each wood chip lying on the ground. :) She picks one up and says, "Mommy, read me a story" and if I start off on one that she doesn't like, she says, "No, mommy, not THAT one! Do THIS one" and she throws the woodchip on the ground only to pick up another ordinary woodchip. Gotta love her creativity! What a joy! My precious 2 1/2 year old.
Great smile....enjoying driving the fire engine at the park.

Promise and mommy enjoying our favorite park activity....it's actually a good workout for my thighs! I love my kids.

Daddy without a BEARD! Yes, we are still getting used to this. But Toby seems to still like him a lot.
Toby's favorite bath spot.... in our new kitchen.

After 5 changes of clothes because of diarrhea and 3 baths, Toby still smiles. Gotta love those two bottom teeth! What a HAM!

Toby and Promise have become quite good friends even enjoying a swing in the hammock together without poking each other's eyes out!

Isaiah 33:6

"He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.
"

Oh, no matter how many times I read this, I find myself struggling with believing that He is my

SURE foundation for my current time. Perhaps He was in the past, but now? Things are so

different....my feet always feel as though they are on unsure footing....but God....You are my sure

foundation.


Thank you all for reading despite my waning post times. We are doing pretty well. The kids are

getting over the second run of antibiotics and getting used to all the Western bacteria and bugs.

So glad they are handling them with such grace! We have spent several days in and out of

pharmacies and doctor's offices, but the kids are so resilient despite.


Our home is finally finished and we have almost completely unpacked! I bought a rug for the

front door and felt a strong sense of settlement. :) I haven't bought anything like a rug for a

home in over 5 years. I guess when you buy a rug based on your wall coloring, then you have

reached the point of being a homemaker. :)


Tim is enjoying his new job and I am just starting to get used to his very long absence each day.

He often works 12+ hours, but he is progressing well and has received good reviews from his

boss and his peers.


So just a short update on us. I would appreciate some prayer. I have been struggling a lot with

regret. A lot of memories....rather, nightmares, have been coming up from our time in the

Philippines and I have been striving to give up my regrets to the Lord, but I find the process

tough and tiring. I am daily asking the Lord to soften my heart and give me the strength to

bring Him the sacrifice of praise daily.

Be blessed and thank you for praying. Pics of our home to come. :)







4 comments:

BeccaLynn said...

The pictures make me miss you more.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting even though it's hard for you. I love the pictures. I like Tim with no beard - looks younger too. Keep on keeping on - It will pay off eventually, because God is faithful, and whether you feel it or not, He IS your sure foundation!
Love you and miss you,

Sylvia

RuthAnn said...

praying for you right now!!

can't wait to see more home pics!!! shallow, I know.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bethany,
Thank you for your recent blog, wow can't believe how big the kids are getting, we miss you all very much and are so blessed to hear how you are doing. Thanks for reminding us that " God is our sure foundation "

Love,
Shannon & Darrell