Since coming back to the States in April, God has had us on an unexpected adventure. We came back for this season because the Lord was inviting us to return for healing, restoration and rest. While it hasn’t exactly looked restful, we have experienced the rest of retreats, family time and deeper prayer in this season of grace.
We started this summer finding out that we were expecting number 4, and 10 weeks later learned that Jesus had decided to take our Faustina Rose to be with Him in heaven. While our hearts are sad, they are also filled with joy knowing that we have our own little saint interceding for us.
We feel spoiled to have attended healing retreats and spiritual direction courses for our own personal formation this summer. We also took the opportunity while we are in the States for awhile to visit some family and friends. This summer we drove over 7,700 miles through 19 states, spent the night in 14 different places, and visited with countless friends and family!! What a gift and a blessing! The kids had so much fun seeing cousins and grandparents and making new friends along the way, but we are grateful to be back in Louisiana again, helping out wherever we can with the missionaries in Intake and in the field.
During our time with Erik’s parents we were able to be seen by a doctor who specializes in Lyme for an evaluation. He has a 6 month waiting list, so we have an appointment in February for Erik, Joseph and I to begin our treatment, which should last only a few months. Please keep us in your prayers!
Family Retreat in May
Visiting a farm and the Zoo while Mommy was at the School of Spiritual Direction in GA
Surprising the Ohio family for Father’s Day and Celebrating Lena’s Birthday
Visiting Family and Friends in Oklahoma, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico, and driving through Yellowstone National Park