It’s been a strange April day – sun mixed with rain and even a hail shower. The kids are out riding their bikes now but, looking out the window I can see it’s starting to rain again! I guess it’s true that April is often a showery month, especially in England, but hopefully we’ll get some May flowers as a result.
I’ve been busy today catching up on administrative things – emails, things I’ve needed to read and print, documents to review. Administrative work is just one of the aspects of my “job” as wife and mom. My aunt sent me an email recently and ended it with these words that made me smile . . . “Enjoy your day being wife, mother, teacher, listener, cook, washer lady, guide, nurse, etc. No wonder you are tired at the end of the day!”
Every day in our house there is something humorous said to keep me smiling. Joel wins the prize for yesterday. We watched a couple videos yesterday as several of the kids are battling a virus. While we were watching a video about wildlife in Britain, Joel said, “I wish humans had beaks. Then we could dive down in the water and catch fish, like salmon.” Later on, after we watched part of a video on “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution,” he said, “Mom, you know one fact from that movie: If I was a chicken, I would hatch out of an egg. If I wasn’t a chicken, I wouldn’t hatch out of an egg.” Well-spoken, son. 🙂 And one more . . . Peter has been going through the book of Jude with the children. While Joel and Hannah were playfully wrestling, Joel suddenly grabbed Hannah’s ankle, sat up and said, “May the Lord rebuke you!” At least he’s been taking in the message of the book of Jude!
Here are some photos from the past few weeks. Peter had a two week break from Cor Deo so it was nice to be able to spend a little more time with him. We took a partial break from school studies to coincide with the Easter break the children in schools had. Now we have just 6 more weeks left til we are done for the summer! We’ll be done just in time to prepare to leave for our USA trip on June 25th. Please pray that we’ll find good accommodation for while we are in Oregon.
OK, here are the photos . . .
We could not do what we do without prayer support from so many people. We sense our weakness and need of protection in the spiritual battle we are in. Peter has 2 more weeks of preaching morning and evening at Ladyfield (on Acts) and has a Cor Deo conference in London next Saturday. Thank you for standing behind us in the battle.