Friday, August 1, 2008

Home!!

Hi All, we are home safe and sound. Sorry it has taken me a while to update you on that. It has been good to get home, always takes time to settle back in though, and we have had sickness going through the kids! thank you for praying us through the last 3 weeks, and for those we spent time with.....it was priceless, thank you! Our last week went great. The three days in MI were just what they needed to be, it was tough to leave, but our hearts are full. Our travel to NY was a bit rough, we basically followed a heavy duty storm all the way there (it ended up being the storm that cause tornado's in NH if you can believe that, but our area was ok). we stopped at Niagra Falls for the first time with the boys during the one break of rain and that was fun. we then had a few days at Never the Same camp in Houghton NY. This is a Youth Camp that Rob and I were involved in for many years as it got started and all. The Camp and the people involved from many different churches are very dear to our hearts. We had a wonderful two days there and truly felt and experienced Gods hand moving among the students there and even in our own hearts. It was a bit of a time of renewal for Rob and I. it was also a bit bittersweet because we miss the ministry so much, and we were so touched by it as well. On Friday morning KCC (our sending church) met as a group (the students there and their pastors) and during that time they prayed over our family before we got on the road.......one of those moments you hold close in your heart. From there we got back on the road for our final leg home to NH. We pulled in on Friday night. Aedan started to not feel well thursday of camp and all day friday he had a high fever, even with that he traveled well tough. He started to get over during the weekend, but then Caleb started on Monday, and he had it really bad! but thank god he is on the other side of it now, and we just keep praying protection over the rest of us in the household. So.....home.....man so hard to believe the three weeks is done. We are still processing all that took place and there is a ton of follow up now for a lot of ground work that has been laid for NZ. This trip has helped us to feel like we have the wind at our backs now. There was time for us as a family to reconnect, brainstorm, and dream a bit and now we need to continue to put feet to all that. There are many thoughts swimming around in my head, but I'll save that for another post. For now, we are home and so thankful for all of your support and prayers. I'll post again soon............