I have learned so much about the culture from these women: issues like polygamy in the church, the daily process of relating to muslims as a believing woman, and approaching Scripture with a mindset that is different from my own.
Today is John's birthday. He is finally my age (we go through this every year, my oldness compared to his young spryness). We have made his favorite chocolate chip cookies as his cake and we will celebrate tonight with the kids and my parents.
Here is the thing:::::: There is music going on in the background and my parents are talking to John and there is just too much for me to sit here and blog about something real. The truth is I have been heavy of heart lately and I don't know why and I had lots to say about it, but another time.
Just know, we leave in a week to return to the States for about 5 weeks or so and there is much to do to prepare: kids homework assignments, ministry closings, hosting, cleaning, packing, lots of closure things basically. We look forward to our time home, yet I cannot help but think it will be a "full" schedule, which is okay as long as the people I cherish feel the cherishment (is that even a word?) from me.
Well, I must sign out, thanks for the listening mind....