And Other Real Life Happenings

Our life loving others, serving God and selling all we own to move to Africa.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Has it really been a MONTH since I posted anything.  Wow!  This last month a LOT has happened!  Where to start?  God has done a lot with our hearts concerning the adoption, but its not something we are going to talk about yet-so don't even try to get it out of me...eehh-hemmm, you know who you are.  ;)  I will be going on an amazing retreat this weekend with other adoptive mommas and will hear from some people that speak my language...IE, adoption and orphans.  I will process a lot this weekend and perhaps will come back to my blog readers and open up about the transformation our hearts are going through.

I spent about two weeks just trying to buy tickets for the Sole Hope Africa crew to go to Africa in March.  I am so so so excited about this.  God is going to great things and is already preparing the way.  Instead of going to only Zambia we are now going to Uganda too!  It is quite an amazing story really.  I bought our tickets from the States to south Africa and then tried to buy the next leg of the trip from south Africa to Zambia and the tickets would NOT go through.  I tried for hours until the bank closed and they said they'd work on my "mystery case" again on Tuesday...because Monday was Martin Luther King Day.  I was so frustrated...I just wanted to be done with ticket buying.  By this time I was wishing I'd used a travel agent instead of trying to save a buck!  (That was BEFORE I found Tabitha!)  Long story short, Monday night my friend Christi emailed me BEGGING Sole Hope to come to Uganda.  I knew they needed help, but I wanted her to be totally on board before we just brought our services in.  Because God knows, when we leave someone has to carry on!  So, I said we'd try and make it now we are going to Uganda too!

I have spent a good amount of my time making a Lent tree (complete with 40 ornaments all relating to a certain Biblical story) and Valentines felt fortune cookies.  My friend Andrea is good for a craft or two ;) (THAT'S and understatement!) and so she has inspired me to make these crafts that we can use again and again every year.  Both of them are very time least for me.  I do believe it is worth it!

We had ONE nice day of beautiful weather, like so many others and now it is icky again and honestly, I'm just struggling to stay productive and chipper.  My mood usually is pretty much like the weather...when its sunny I'm sunny...when its not I'm...well...

This is all for now!  Dinner is calling...


  1. All this news is so exciting, Asher! And I am with you on the weather...75F on Sat and today we woke up to 6 inches of snow! The only thing that makes me chipper about today is I didn't have to go to work :) Well, and the snow IS pretty!

  2. Nice! It has just been wet and rainy here...and GREY! Spring can't come fast enough!!!