Jamie is officially TWELVE!!!! WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE SPIRIT OF JOY HE IS RADIATING FROM THE MOMENT HE WOKE UP!!!!! He woke to balloons and of course my glorious singing!! He loved his new backpack full of goodies and candy, got to open letters from his brothers and sisters, a new ipod loaded with… Continue reading #JamieBDayPalooza!!!!!!!!!
My sweet son, Jamie led worship this morning. We woke up yet again to the beautiful sounds of Africa outside the window and when I walked into the “dining hall”, there he was. Jamie, this precious child, spending days, weeks, and months without parents around, growing up without the luxuries America affords, completely without my… Continue reading Africa2, Day4: Hassan, Dauda, soccer, culture, marriage & Chris… Brown
Day 3 I love waking up in Africa. Instead of an annoying alarm clock, the sweetest sound of praise from dozens of African boys, the sound of their precious voices pouring through the open windows of our little room… there is nothing in the world like it. … Continue reading Africa2 Day 3: Morning glory, Africa Queens, Night Huddles & Ebola
Day 2… Today was amazing because we could just BE. We didn’t go anywhere at all – MY FAVORITE. Still not giving out letters until we have our bags from the airport so we can make sure noone miss out, but we did get to unpack some leggos and frisbees that were donated and the… Continue reading Africa 2, day 2: To BE… that is the answer.
Africa round 2, DAY 1 – The last time I went to Africa, I couldn’t help but cry as the plane took off from Oklahoma City ground. My dream was coming true, I was being lifted into the air and I was overwhelmed with excitement, and no idea what to expect. This time was different. … Continue reading God bless the rains down in Africa, Day 1
Ugh… the sun. My last African sunrise. 😦 I woke up to Jamie’s warm skin holding my hand, and looked up to see Gabriel’s big smile. He was headed back to college later, but he told us he was going with us to the airport. I snuggled with him a bit, letting him know how… Continue reading Africa 10 ~ “Ayyy, you loss me today…” 😦
Day 9… Beautiful, terrible, wretched last day Each morning, I feel my hand laying on warm skin. Jamie puts my hand across his face, on the side of his cheek, wraps his hands around mine to lay on his chest, and we lay with interlaced fingers until the heat of the sun coming through the… Continue reading Africa Day 9: Church, Socca, What NOT to wear and Jamie’s jig!
Day 8: Beach Field Trip … No school. No hunger. No worries. Just this. All day, this…
MY SCHOOL BOY ~ Wednesday I got to take Amidu to school! He was soooo excited to show me everything!! He said I need to discuss with his teacher things, and to tell him no more flogging! So, I did. I had a little parent/teacher conference with Daniel and prayed over him as he leads… Continue reading Africa 5,6,7 ~ Blind orphans, sweet Jamie & my new gig!
I have been forced to see the America in me, and it does not please me. I am so disappointed to realize all that I lack for the sake of all that I possess. I am doing life among purest servants of God, and I fear I have nothing to give them but things money… Continue reading Africa 3/4 ~ Pineapples, Miley’s biggest fan & an American boy