Team Honduras

Sunday, October 17, 2010

6 months Down and 6 months to GO.....!!!!!!

Wow! It is so hard to believe that we have been in Costa Rica for 6 months. We have learned so much already and sometimes we feel as though no more information could possibly fit inside our heads.(LOL) However,  we keep pushing on. It is even harder to grasp that it is October.      There are no pretty red, orange and yellow leaves on the trees to signal the season change here. The only season change here is dry to wet. We have been blessed though...the rain has eased up and we have not needed an umbrella everyday. It is so different in that area...because for us...the rain determines what we will wear. Here it is just the norm and the people do not adjust for the rain they simply go with the flow. So, to see ladies wearing heels on slippery, moss covered, and soaking sidewalks blows me away. As for me, not so much I break out the flip-flops or tennis shoes and try not to break my neck walking to school.(LOL)But God has been good and we have had some beautiful days to enjoy rain free weather.  
As in my last post we are expecting Baby #4. I have had to go for blood work twice to make sure all is good and so far everything is going great. I have my share of  "morning sickness" but I know that as long as I am sick I have a healthy baby. We have to go back to the doctor on Thursday so please be in prayer for that appointment.

The kids are doing great in their homeschool and while it has been a difficult adjustment for them Mark has come up with some clever ideas to give them some fun. Last week Mark decided to roast marshmellows and make homemade SMORES while having a devotion outside in our little courtyard. The kids loved it and Josiah ate was the first time he had ever eaten a SMORE before and I am sure he is now addicted.

Those will be memories to last a lifetime....................

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

An Unexpected Blessing

      Well, after a trip to Nicargua for a Visa renewal we came home to find that I was sick. I just assumed that it was from the water that the cook at the Hotel used to make tea. However, after three days of feeling sick we decided to take a home test. To our surprise and an "Unexpected Blessing from God" we will be adding a little one to our family. This little was is in fact a miracle from God. You see after having my tubes reversed in Feb. of 2006 the doctor said that my chances of getting pregnant would decrease drastically. So, the fact that I have been pregnant 4 times prior to this time was amazing and the chances now of having another baby was very slim. However, we are in fact very excited. We are praying for a healthly baby that may in fact be born in Honduras June 2011. Please keep us in your prayers as we have lost threes babies before and this is a critical time. The wonderful news is that we went to the doctor today and saw our little bundle of joy and "she" (I can hope) has a heartbeat already. Praise the Lord for that. I go back in 15 days for another check up. So we again are excited to share this news with you all.