Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The View From Here

This could be any street, in any major city, in any country around the world but it's not. This street is our daily walk home from school, in the country to which God has called our family.

This path we're walking could be over any river, in any state, in any forest around the world but it's not. This path is the one we have chosen to walk, in the country to which God has called our family.

This flag could be the one we're most accustomed to, the one to which we pledged allegiance, daily, in our home country but it's not. This is the flag of the country to which we've been called, and it's the Costa Rican flag.

So much about our life right now is not what we are accustomed to or what we would call home. So much of it is new, uncomfortable, daunting, unexpected, rewarding, challenging, and perspective-altering all at once.

This is Costa Rica. And this is to where God has called. We welcome all He has for us!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Full, full, and full

Life as of late has been very full. Full of...

Evidence of a very dirty new-to-us ironing board:

Remarkable before...

...and after photos:

Rainy day play:

First day of 5th grade:

First day of 3rd grade:

First day of 1st grade:

Followed by the first day of 2nd grade due to a promotion:

Fist day of language school for Dad and Mom:

New and exciting produce:

And a 10th birthday celebrated in Costa Rica.

Mostly though, our hearts are full: full of thanksgiving for this once in a lifetime opportunity!