I’d posted a picture on social media of our home in Papua, and it looked so peaceful. I remember reading some of the comments and agreeing, but wishing that people could truly know the three-dimensional version of the place where we live. Just recently when a friend from the states came […]
Serving in Haiti, my husband and the other MAF pilots are often called on to do medevac (medical evacuation) flights. Complications during childbirth, accidents, and disease are usually the cause. But recently we found our own son in need of evacuation. A simple cold had quickly turned into a complicated case of necrotizing pneumonia. His pediatrician […]
There are things we tolerate for love of our children. For me, one of those things is our cat.
Two years ago, a scrawny grey cat showed up at our house, and my kids immediately began showering love and affection up on it. Not being a cat-lover myself, I left the care of it to the […]
Overall, I have really enjoyed having older kids. C.J. is in tenth grade, and Ryan is in fourth grade, and they both attend an international school with other missionary kids. I never was a mom who just relished the baby stage. I loved it when my kids were old enough to do things for themselves. […]
As our year petered to a close, almost everyone in my family had colds and we all kept fighting over the single box of Kleenexes.
“So…I was wondering…” Brad said. “Why do you buy only one box of Kleenex for our house?”
Because that’s what I do when I’ve spent several months in a zillion different unplanned […]
Do you hear what I hear? Unless you’ve got dub-step “Jingle Bells” coming at you from one side, and “We Wish You a Reggae Christmas” from the other, then probably not.
It’s Christmas season in Papua, which means Peak Noise, particularly in the form of Pondok Natal, or Christmas booths, which blast almost nonstop Christmas music […]