Thursday, January 21, 2010

catchin' in the kitchen...

It certainly does not take much to entertain a toddler these days.

One red balloon.

And somebody to throw it.

Update from Mommy: Just wanted to give y'all a quick update on all of our recent wild & bizarre health issues!! :) First, still no signs of new hair on Caroline. The follicles are still there, so we're just waiting and praying. Second, after going several weeks without even a HINT of vertigo problems, this morning I woke up with another severe episode. (thankfully with my kind of vertigo the actual room spinning stuff is very short-lived, but the dizziness, nausea & vomiting that accompany the severe episodes are not all that fun.) I am so thankful it happened on a day when Marc was already around the house getting ready for our first RUF meeting tonight (which is now canceled due to the freezing rain/ice we are getting).

So it's kind of a bummer to feel like I'm back where I started with all of this, but now that I've been through the physical therapy before, I know what types of things I can do to try to combat it. (vestibular adaptation exercises in particular) We'll see how that goes. I've read that it can take up to 6 months for this stuff to go away, so between waiting on Caroline's hair & my dumb vertigo, maybe something will clear up soon!

I also got an email today that there are 65 Haitian orphan girls (between the ages of 2-20) coming to our area needing temporary foster families. After looking into it some more, it doesn't appear that we'd be able to get all of the paperwork finished in time, and as you can imagine, there were PLENTY of other families ready and itching to help. But the thought of it was pretty exciting, and you just never know what God has in store for you...

On an EXCELLENT note, yesterday we received our RUF year-end giving report (we have to raise support like missionaries & over the past several months we've been facing some pretty sobering deficit numbers), and would you believe that last month, we took in over $25,000??? We were literally BLOWN AWAY at how generously people gave toward our ministry. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! God is so good and faithful.
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  1. Ames - I have had you on my mind and in my heart lately. Would you believe I was praying for you at 5 a.m. this morning when I could not sleep? I have been thinking about how all of those Haitian babies are going to need families - there were so many there that needed them BEFORE this horrible event....there are so many more now. You are right, you never know what God has in store! the way....balloons are GREAT entertainment for bored/cranky./whatever toddlers....E still loves to play "fetch" with them (what she calls it...)

  2. Sorry to hear you had more vertigo problems. :( Hope it clears up soon!!

  3. We are praying for you all. God loves us and He is in control and He wants what is best for us. He will take care of us. Hope to see you soon.

    Love y'all,

    Nanny & Papa

  4. P.S. I love the pic of Amy & Caroline.


  5. May you use that money wisely. VERY awesome. Maybe Caroline can have some new Haitian friends? :)