Thursday, December 20, 2012

Through the eyes, and mouth, of a child

"My country is better than your country because we don't have snow and we can walk barefoot.  I'm from Africa right?"  from the mouth of a certain five year old Ethiopian.

Thanksgiving was four years in America for Sabrina.  Most of you know that four of us made the trip to Ethiopia this summer.  I LOVE that she feels like she is from Africa.  It makes me smile,  and feel like I have done something right in remembering the kid's other home.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas update

Santa and I are officially done Christmas shopping!  Can I just say...I love Christmas!  Everything about it.  I love that God sent Jesus to save us.  Boy do I need saving, every day.  And I love the music and the shopping and I LOVE my tree.  I have ornaments from when I was a child and ornaments I have bought each year for the kids.  Putting up my tree is like a walk down memory lane.

This year Christmas has been a welcome distraction to the everyday-ness of Lyme's.  Most days Noelle and I drive around and run a few Christmas errands.  Sometimes she stays in the car, sometimes we use the wheelchair but most days lately she is able to walk!  She has really struggled with mood lately but the last few days have been great!!  We are not sure of the reason for the improvement but we are so thankful.  We both agree that the physical issues are much easier to deal with than the emotional ones.

I hope each one of you is able to see the Joy of Noel.