Change

There are so many changes coming in the next several months for our little family of four – so much to be excited and nervous about all at once. No, we’re not moving back to the United States, yet.  And no, we’re not expecting another child.  However, it seems like every time I open Facebook…

When Life Spills Over

                Spilled milk, but not spilled tempers. That’s what I’m praying for today. The milk will spill. The the kids will whine. Exhaustion will set in and patience will run short. But in the midst of it all I’m praying for grace. Grace to slow down and think…

Exhausting and Beautiful

My three year old is alternating between swishing yogurt around in his mouth and shouting nonsense words while my 16 month old shouts “bravo” and claps for his brother’s antics.  Meanwhile I’m trying to get through just a couple e-mails and finish my tea before it has moved from lukewarm to officially cold. I want…

Waiting Part 2

Right after I wrote my last post it seemed like my ability to wait was being tested.  Our lives in Mexico have been filled with experiences of waiting, both good and bad.  This past week has been filled with several bad experiences…issues with visa paperwork, issues with owning a foreign car, issues with things that…

Waiting

The advent season has begun and we, like many other families, have started to work our way through an advent calendar.  Each night after dinner our 3 year old gets to pull out a little ornament that hangs on a calendar we were given, which creates a manger scene and then we read a verse…