August 26, 2008

I am back!!

I know that I haven't posted anything in ages...sorry! We have been in Botswana and Zambia the last two weeks and we had so many adventures. Someday I WILL get enough time to write about a few of them. I have all these future blog post ideas floating around in my head. After 16 hours of driving (in one day!!) we got home from our trip late Friday night,recovered a bit on Saturday, went to church and cleaned the house and had a friend over for dinner on Sunday, Monday I did 10 loads of laundry, today we worked to clean up our yard and had some friends over for dinner, and my parents will land in about 9 hours and will be visiting us for 3.5 weeks.

I am excited for Miesha to get more time with them. She has cut two teeth and started crawling!! Such a cutie. She is going through a phase where she constantly wants to be held and climb up her parent's legs to try standing up. I hope my mom will hold Miesha and give me a little extra computer time.

I promise I'll post pictures soon.

Heading to bed. I only got 5 hours of sleep last night because I went to bed late and Miesha was up early. I hope this season of tiredness is temporary, but my friend Heather lovingly told me tonight that my days of sleeping in are pretty much over for the next decade. Sigh...

August 7, 2008

Resurrection Plant

I have a before and after picture of a plant that was given to me. A couple weeks ago with Kristen and Ruth we went on a nature hike guided by our new friend Oldrich. He is an expert in nature and conservation and has been creating a nature trail (takes anywhere between 4-7 hours to hike it) to bring in money and tourism for an impoverished community. Great guy and a really neat idea...

At the top of the hill, Oldrich broke off a couple pieces of a plant that looked like it had been burned. He gave me a piece and here it is:

This is the plant after it has been in water for 2 days. Pretty cool!

The locals call it the Resurrection Plant because it obviously looks dead and then comes back to life with water!

I haven't written in awhile because we have been out of town with Team #2 to Swaziland and then after we got home, all 3 of us have been really sick with head colds. Blech.

I am feeling a little bit like this plant before it got water. I am tired, prickly, feeling a bit dry and in need of some refreshment! Please pray for our family. We are in need of healing for our sickness and must be well before we travel up to Zambia early next week with Team #3.

I want to be like this plant and bust out with leaves and healthiness so that I can be a blessing to this next team and to the Zambians we will be ministering to.

So much to do...but if you are lucky, I may get one more blog posted before we go! However, when I get a few more minutes to myself, I have some amazing pics of Swaziland to post for you all to see.

Baby girl just woke up - gotta go!