Thursday, April 14, 2011

One last travel

Today we are headed on our last trip "pre-baby" - which is a fun one to the mainland! We'll be spending 4 days in Tacoma with our friends and then 2 weeks in Vancouver with my family. I'm really excited to go home and show off the baby bump and catch up on life with so many who are so close and dear to us back in both of these homes.
As I was packing last night I started realizing that this will be our last trip where I'm just packing for one, am not traveling with a stroller, or sharing my seat on the plane :) So we are savoring the freedom of one last trip just the two of us - though don't get me wrong, can't wait to travel with the little guy! He's got the nations as his inheritance, so we're gonna train him young!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A New Home

Life has been CRAZY since we've returned from Asia! All very exciting things, but busy none the less! In less than two weeks after getting back Graham and I MOVED! This truly was such an answer to prayer!
For the past year and and half here in Kona, we have been living in a lovely basement Ohana - it has been great, but one of the downsides was that it was about a 15min drive away from the campus. This really isn't a problem on the mainland, but in small town like Kona, it has proved to be difficult. (And not helpful either when gas prices are rising daily...) So, since the end of last year we have been looking and praying, asking the Lord to open up a perfect place for us.
First, I had been praying that it would be super close to the campus where the baby and I could easily go back and forth but still continue our involvement in community life. Second, I has asked the Lord that it would be a place where we could have people over, and truly be a greater part of the community here at the base in Kona; even somewhere where I could continue to disciple gals from the campus and it would be accessible for them to come to me. And lastly, we have been praying we could afford it! To move into town often meant a huge increase of cost.
This is such a fun testimony to write about because every prayer we had in regards to a new place, really a new home to welcome our baby soon, was answered! And truthfully, we have been truly blessed beyond what we could have imaged or asked for - ah, God is so good! We are a 1/2 mile from the campus in a beautiful condo. That's me below, standing outside our front door - here I'm 27 weeks pregnant.
This entry is just a testimony to the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord! He knows what we need when we need it. We have been blessed beyond our expectations and are enjoying the extravagant blessing of a new home for us and our baby boy! I cannot wait to welcome him home here!