Monday, April 19, 2010


Abby has to write an autobiography for English. She was asking me questions about when she was little. "Mom, what was my personality when I was little?" "Did I favor you or Dad?" "Was I mischievous?" It brought back so many sweet memories!

I remember when I was a young mother, and feeling totally frazzled. The "older" moms would tell me, "Enjoy them while they are young. They grow up so quickly!" I have to admit, when I had two boys under two, the only thing that seemed to pass quickly was their nap! However, looking back now it's like life was a blurr. How can Tim be 19 and almost done with his first year of college?! Jon almost 18 and working? Then there's Abby my Kenya-born baby coming up on 13!

So you young moms... Enjoy them while they are young. They grow up so quickly! Take it from an "older" mom!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Where we call home...

We live in Mwanza, Tanzania. It is the second largest city in Tanzania. Mwanza is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, and has a unique setting amongst huge boulders.

We recently had some guests from back "home." Our second son, Jon, got to spend three weeks with us.

We also had the joy of hosting our Pastor, Todd Abbey and Shane Brown for five days. While they were here we went on a boat ride on the lake. It is always a peaceful ride with the sun setting and casting beautiful hues across the sky and water.