Morning time plans

Friday, August 26, 2011


As of Monday this week we know that we will be staying in the UK for the birth of our twins.

I think it would have been an easier thing to find out, had we not come so close to booking flights ie planned to book Monday afternoon and to fly yesterday. To be going home seemed so close, so right and so exciting. All the familiar things would be ready in the house to bring two tiny boys home to, I guess I was looking forward to it being easy to plan.

But, the Lord has a good plan for us. We are still unclear what that it, but it seems prudent to stick around here and keep the same medical team that I am under currently. We have started looking for accommodation for the 4-6 of us, but so far finding that a little difficult. It is hard to find places for only 3 months.

Our girls are doing well. Hope of course has all she needs and remembers around her. Heidi was a little tearful when we told her, but when we enquired as to why she was crying she was at least honest! She wants to be the only British one of the 4!

There is much to sort out, and things to bog us down and rob us of the joy of living here, now, because this is what God has lovingly and rightly provided for us.

But there is also a small glimmer of excitement welling up in me. In just a few weeks I will get to meet my sons. That indeed is cause for joy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Still no news.

Another week has started and the post has come and gone.

No work permit.

The clock is ticking, there is no one I am allowed to contact yet, and the struggle to strive for joy continues.

I was sorting through my diary, adding in scan dates and making consultant ones, all in the uk this morning, and as is far too normal these days was having a small cry by myself. (My sweet girls are merrily feeding cows and pigs and horses and donkeys and chickens and sheep blissfully unaware of anything but the beauty of a summer spent on a farm.) My diary is one with a bible verse for each week and this ones it beautiful and pertinent to this week.

'We may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"' Hebrews 13:6

For some reason I flicked on to the verse for the week the babies are due. And laughed loudly and long. It begins, 'In peace I will both lie down and sleep'. I hope that makes you chuckle too.

We are calling out to the Lord to please show us what he would have for us. Not knowing is so hard, and yet, we only have 3 more weeks to wait and we will know for sure. Then the planning begins of how do we get organised to have them here, and then get them back to Canada........the possibilities and difficulties seem vast. But today is not for worrying about tomorrow, today the sun is shining and my small girls will need a Mummy who is there to guide and teach and train them in following Christ. Please may my life show what that is to follow him where ever he leads me.

Picnic supper while burning all the cut fern. Salmon, garlic bread, bananas and chocolate all cooked on the bonfire. Mmmn