"This life therefore, is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on. This is not the goal, but it is the right road. At present, everything does not gleam and sparkle, but everything is being cleansed." --Martin Luther

Sunday, June 28, 2009

kid update-pictures coming soon

The kids are all doing well. No major illness, just occasional boredom. Cybil, Mariah and now Greta seem to always be reading something. To the point of not being able to hear or do what they are asked to do.
The ladies at the school want to teach Cybil how to cook, she is excited to learn.
Mariah (our African daughter) had African sausages the other night with the other kids down at the school. African sausages are mice. Yes, I said mice. They are about the size of a large field mouse. They roasted them over a charcoal cooker, than ate them whole. She said she liked them; the bones were kind of crunchy.
Myron (our African son) is now referred to as the Boss. He used to be the manager but Pastor Henry told him that he was no longer the manager- he was the boss. And now that is how he wants to be referred to. He also has a tendency to go up to the school by himself. I caught him going up to see the bush fire (bond fire as he calls them). This was a big bond fire moving fast. So I through him in the gator to take him up to the house. Well he decided to get up when I was driving to get a better look at the fire and fell out. He got scuffed up pretty good, of course I felt terrible. After about an hour of crying he was back out playing wanting to go see the bond fire. He was showing off his scratches telling people he was tough. He really is something else.
Not so little Henry just got 3 teeth in. It has been a long time coming, so hopefully the rest are close behind. He does not like to eat baby food very much and mom is thinking it is getting close to starting to wean. Maybe a little tough, but Kel enjoys being able to eat whatever she wants without gaining weight! He does like the nshima and often prefers that over everything else (just not much nutrition in there). He is very much a momma’s boy yet he will let Shalon take him without screaming.
Joe has been doing better as of late (thank you for your prayers). You will often hear him outside singing…. Loudly. Hailey, Myron and Greta often do the same. They will sing and dance to one of the many songs they have learned here. Greta will even do the African trill. She is quite good at it. Hailey and Joe have been playing a lot more together lately; Hailey is the one in charge of course.

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