My sister flew down all the way from Alaska with her three kids! I am so excited and blessed. For the first time in four years, we have everyone together in the same place at the same time. Evangeline loves to chew on her two fingers…perhaps taking after a certain aunt who is holding her in this photo? The cousins are having a blast together and we make quite a ruckus with 10 kids age 9 and under.
Tucker and Uncle Jeremiah. Like the pink wall? Jeremiah thank you for bringing your family to see us before we leave…
Hope working on her swing! Last softball game of the season tonight. We are so thankful for a great coach who patiently instructed a team of 7-8 year olds…through the scraped knees, pre-game butterflies, and a few tears.
I am proud to announce that Gert is now a US Citizen!! We started this process back in September and are so blessed to see our hard work come to fruition. Yes, he is a citizen just in time to leave the US. This is crucial for our family as we prepare to go into missions. Now, we will all hold the same passport [big sigh of relief]. Amazingly enough, even though we were told it wasn’t possible for him to have dual-citizenship, he was granted permission by S. Africa and can retain his citizenship there too. Sometimes its good to not take ‘no’ for an answer. There were 31 nations represented at the Naturalization ceremony, from places like Liberia, Congo, Vietnam, Belarus, Ukraine, Canada, the UK, Mexico, El Salvador and Burma. All in little ol’ Spokane, WA. The judge welcomed the newly naturalized citizens with unexpected warmth and good wishes. We truly have a great nation as we embrace new nationalities as part of our own.
Its a great Tuesday so far. How are you experiencing the favor of God on your life this week?