May 14, 2014

Hope Made Real

Hi!  We're leaving for a pretty major international trip in about twenty minutes so, of course, I need to write a blost.  It has been too long, especially after a month of daily writing, but at least you know what's been keeping me busy during the beginning of May!  We are headed to Rwanda to visit my parents, thanks to their generosity.  We leave tonight and will arrive there about a day after leaving.  That's a lot of travel hours with small people, especially the smallest one.  I'll let you know how it goes.

I am immensely excited about this trip.  I'm glad departure day is finally here, we're all vaccinated, and that we're going to see an hitherto unknown (to us) corner of the world.  I am thrilled!  I am also glad to hang with my folks, but they were just here in the states, so it won't feel like quite the reunion it would if it had been since Christmas that we'd seen them.  The whole family is looking forward to hanging out as a whole family.  Colin just wrapped up his first year as a professor yesterday.  It was a good, but grueling, year.  It will be delightful to all be together for so long AND away from most responsibilities.  Don't worry, we'll still feed and clothe the kids!

I am eagerly anticipating the joy all of those above mentioned things will bring.  But what has me most thrilled is getting to finally see and visit the Urukundo Children's Home about whilch my parents have talked so much and of which we have seen so many photos.  I'm curious to experience a day there, looking forward to meeting the kids, and itching to hold the new little guy they took in last week, just a couple of days old. Ah!  It will be so amazing.

Would you like to know more about them?  I will share more once I get back, but for now, please check out their website to learn more.  It is beautiful how the Lord is using this little haven to breathe life and hope into the lives of so many children.  Be sure to click the link on the right about the founder and director, Mama Arlene!

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