Wednesday, June 18, 2008

happy birthday Whitney...

Whitney is 22 today and Jeremy and I actually got to talk to her! We both cried when we heard each other's voices. She is in a little remote village in Zambia. She was excited to tell me she was riding in a truck with some Zambians and one of the missionaries. He stopped the truck and jumped in the river with crocodiles up stream. Whit said she just jumped in right after him with her long skirt and all.
She said, "Mom, they all sing and these precious little faces, covered with flies, just plop down in my lap. It's so real."

My heart is somewhere in Zambia today...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Take every chance you dare, I'll still be there when you come back down*

Well I know a doctor, a fine young physician
Left his six-figure job for a mission position
He's healing the sick in an African clinic
He works in the dirt and writes home to the cynics
He says "We work through the night so most every day
As we watch the sun rise we can say

Seize the day, seize whatever you can 'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand Then nothing will stand in your way Seize the day ~Carolyn Arends "Seize The Day"

This will be Whitney's home for the next five weeks. I take Whitney and Megan to the airport tomorrow and send my baby around the world once again. My heart is just so proud that she wants to go but I'm also having a bit of an emotional day...She and Megan will land in Johannesburg and have to spend the night. They then fly in where the Missionaries will make a 8 hour truck ride to pick them up. I won't know of their safe journey for a few days and I ask that you will pray for my baby girl. I ask that you pray for me , not to worry, and for their safe journey and well, whatever else you can think of..

*From "When You Come Back Down" by Nickel Creek