Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In all circumstances

I (Amber) am in a place where I just haven't felt like writing for weeks...no blog...no email...no letters to friends. So much has happened to us in the past month that I'm still internally processing. And as all internal processors know...we just need time. Thus the silence. I'm sure I'll get back in the groove one of these days, but for now, I need the silence. 

So instead of writing much, I'll just post some photos of life. 

I would also ask for prayer. Our contact in Immigration says the girls' passports are supposed to be printed today. But he's said a lot of things in the past few weeks that have not panned out. We'll see if he is faithful to his word this time. If they get printed, we can get some needed information and apply for our US visas right away (which will take a few more weeks before we can have an interview). If they get printed today, the girls' Uncle Hillary will pick them up in Kampala and hold them for us until our return south. If they get printed today, we'll have reached another milestone in this long process. I'm trying to learn as Paul says in 1 Thes. 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." If only it were easier to give thanks in all circumstances...but I suppose it takes practice and perseverance...and that cannot be learned without experiencing 'all circumstances'...the good, the bad, the ugly. So today, although I don't know if we'll get those passports, I'll give thanks. 
Pizza and ice cream with friends in Kampala.
Playing with rabbits for the first time.
Perched on a Kampala overlook in their Sunday best. 
Getting cuddly with daddy. 
Our second date night in a year. Friends in Kampala graciously offered for the girls to spend the night with their child. It was their first night away from us and they did fairly well. They were only a little emotional the next day. We, on the other hand, had a blast. Don't tell them that though. ;-)
Dear friends, Phil & Linda Byler, were faithful and supportive companions during a difficult month spent in Kampala. 
A new tradition: roasting hot dogs on the first night home to Timu. 
Our girl has lost four teeth in a month!
Enjoying candy bracelets from Grandpa Doug (yes, he even distributes candy in Africa!) with a friend.
Back in the kitchen helping momma make cookies.
They love accessories.
We've had some odd weather lately. A week of rain (24 hours straight one day) followed by a week of sun. 
That's our news for now. Hope to write again with progress on the passports.


The Reeds said...

I am still praying that your heart will be encouraged and that you will get all of the paperwork and real passports in your hands soon..

Love Terrill's tire sandals and the girls' accessories. ;)

We love you guys,
Georgia :)

Anonymous said...

Such cherished photos :).
By the way, I notice that Farming God's way will have a workshop in Buikwe October 31. They have it on Facebook. If your know any folks going that way at the end of the month. They might take advantage of it.

Praying for those passports! Jimmie