We officially have a blog for you to periodically check on us and see how we are doing and what we are doing. Here's the latest: things are calming down for us self-employers after the busy holiday season and slow new year which was mostly made up of catch-up and tax preparation. We are getting to feel like we can finally breathe. It's interesting, no matter how much you try to simplify, you will still feel busy. We all have the same amount of time in this world - it's what we do with it that matters. After returning from Africa we felt a deep desire to simplify our lives, home, jobs, etc. Darryl is still working a lot, but I've slowed my client load and tried my very best to keep school at the office and not bring it home too. It was too much! We have really found that the time we do have at home is so valuable, especially when focused on Jordan. So that's where we are right now.
This warm weather has us getting a bad case of spring fever! And that means, it's getting closer to time to return to Africa. We hope to go with Mosaic August 1-21, although with school starting the 18th of August... that is a bit of a concern. On a side note, we applied for the school in Pemba - so depending on our acceptance, we may be there for longer (June5-Aug1?) and return home after a short visit to Zimpeto. We'll see. It's SO in God's hands at this point because either way we have no idea how we would finance it. We're just being obedient and trusting Him to see it through.
Jordan is doing great. He got straight A's, and all 'Satisfactory' on his latest report card (which is the most exciting to me), and one 'Outstanding' behavior! No 'Needs Improvement' or 'Unsatisfactory' this time around! No siree! We are so proud. Can you tell? He's really growing up and really starting to turn into a little man. It's strange and wonderful to see all at the same time. I can't wait to see what he does with his life. God has such amazing plans for him.
Well that's about it for the first blog. We'll keep you updated periodically - so check in!