It's cool to get to ride in the back of Arlang's truck in the middle of traffic!
Well, Keels and Kevin are safely in Thailand. They arrived Sunday after their 24-hour flight(s). I finally was able to Skype with them tonight, and it was so good to see their faces! The kids were thrilled as well. Annesley was sitting in my lap during out conversation, and she would periodically smile and scream with joy at getting to see Daddy's face! I think it was good for us all after almost four days with very little contact.
Keely said that her impression of Bangkok was that it was HOT, and that all the Buddhist temples and statues were sad. I'm sure it must be a sobering experience to see so many thousands of people openly worshiping false gods. They were able to tour a temple and also the home of Jim Thompson while they were there. The rest of their time in Thailand will be spent in Chang Rai (though I think they'll visit the zoo in Chang Mai with the children from CFPM). Keely seemed to be loving the kids and having a great time playing with them.
The kids and I are doing great. My Mom has been here since before Thanksgiving spoiling me completely. She works circles around me and is taking care of her baby (me!) and her grandbabies! She is such a blessing and example to me and the kids with her servant's heart and cheerful attitude.
In other news--baby news: I'm into my final five weeks of pregnancy now. It's hard to believe that we'll be cuddling a tiny new person very shortly. I'm getting so excited to meet him or her and to NOT be pregnant any more. :) I know, I know...It's a wonderful blessing to experience. However, at 35 weeks you're just really ready to wear a belt again, be able to shave your legs without grunting, and not have to eat Tums like candy.
Can I get an amen?
Thanks to all of you who have been and continue to pray for Kevin and Keely. I'll share more pictures as I get them.