Saturday, November 04, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen

I overheard this conversation the other morning:

Nate: (from the top bunk) Abi, are you awake?
Abi: (from the bottom bunk) Yes.
Nate: Well, are you getting up or not?
Abi: Yes.
Nate: Well, hurry up!
Abi: Why?
Nate: Because I want to get up!
Abi: Then just get up, Naynay!
Nate: I'm not a lady. Ladies first, remember?
Abi: (Crawling out of her bed) Ok, Naynay, I'm up.
Well, my water boiler lies in pieces but the guy promised to have it fixed as soon as he finds the part he needs from an old boiler.

To tell you the truth I have more hope of the girl and her boyfriend keeping their baby than my water boiler getting fixed (which is ok). We met with them night before last and after talking and praying, they decided against the abortion. They have yet to sort through all of their options, one of them being giving their baby up for adoption ( probably to us). But at least the baby will have a chance at life. A concept that gives me goose bumps. To me, this is the ultimate face off with the devil, a real life or death situation. And we won!

As for my water boiler, I fear I'll have to concede victory to the dark side. There's still a chance that this part of the story will have a happy ending, though. Oh, the suspense!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

You never miss your (hot) water till it's gone

So my water boiler broke day before yesterday. I didn't realize how much I used the thing until it went kaput. Now I'm having to heat up water for tea and coffee on the stove or in the microwave. I'm hoping I can get it fixed soon because we sure use it a lot during the cold months.

Other than that life is pretty normal. Although ministry life is never quite "normal". This is a run down of my day:

This morning I snoozed through 2 alarms then finally got up around 7:45.

I got up, got my coffee, prayed and looked over Nate's memory verse (didn't have time to read more because I snoozed). Then Kenny woke up so I nursed him.

Nate and Abi were stirring so I got them up and dressed and got our am routine going. After breakfast, art and "school" time got underway.

Afterward I got the kids their snack of cookies and milk then settled down to check and write some emails.

Then it was off to make, then eat lunch. At 1 pm my dear husband tells me we have a meeting at the church scheduled for 3pm (he's been known to do that soI'm kinda used to it). I put Abi down for her nap and took a quick shower. Then got out and nursed Kenny and put him down, too.

We took Nate to the church to hang out while we had our meeting. Bad idea. He rearranged a bunch of stuff on the stage. Then at one point I caught a glimpse of him holding a saw and someone was saying, "Hang on a minute, Nate, let me get you some wood."

The meeting at church was with a young couple who is dating. We just wanted to touch base and see how things were going. We've been having some purity issues with young dating couples over the past few months so we're "cracking down" on them, haha.

I should probably state at this point that the things written on this blog are strictly my personal point of view and not that of Christian Fellowship Mongolia. Not everyone there is a wacky as I am.

Well, I'm off to call a girl who is 5 months pregnant and her mom is supposed to be taking her to have an abortion tomorrow.

To be continued...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Me with my boys. Taken a couple months ago.

Nate and Kenny play a game that goes like this:

Kenny is sitting on the sofa, propped up with pillows. Nate takes a few steps back, away from Kenny, then he looks to the left and says "Ah", then looks to the right and says, "Ah" again, then looks right at Kenny and says, "Aaaaahhhh" and runs to him and hugs him. All of this he does in a a high-pitched voice which Kenny loves! For Kenny, who is crazy about his older brother and cries when Nate gets spanked, this is the best form of entertainment and makes him crack up laughing every time.