"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Big News in a Small Package

A little envelope came in the mail yesterday...from Malta where Dave's sister and brother in law are living right now.  To celebrate their ten year anniversary, they have invited the family (each at our own convienience to come visit them either in Malta or in Germany!)  Isn't that amazing?!! What an incredible gift!!! We are so excited about getting to see some of their stomping ground.  We don't know when the right time will be yet - but it is so wonderful to have something like this to look forward to.  We have already told the kids.  We showed them on a map where we live and the places where their aunt and uncle live....and Ethan, after whooping with joy and running around the house - stopped in his tracks and with a bit of a worried look in his eyes, said, "But...but I don't speak German." So, Dave taught them a few words this morning.  Now they feel a little more prepared;)

Thank-you Paul and Jen!! This is SO EXCITING!!!!! We are really looking forward to coming out!


Alicia said...

Ethan, very funny :) I'm glad things are going better for you guys. Always praying

Carlana said...

So amazing! What a fun thing to look forward to!

Janet said...

Wow! That is amazing! That will be a very exciting time & experience for the children too..I feel such a joy for you.I wish I could give you all a hug.
Bless you all.Continuous prayers are going out to you.
Much love
Janet M

Anonymous said...

Awww that's awesome, wish I could've seen Ethan say that... hilarious hehehe. I look forward to hearing his German! We're so very excited about having you over to our place!!! Love, Jen

Brenda Funk said...

Oh Ethan!! At least now he realizes there are other languages - he used to be so confused when he would try to play with children at McD's etc. and they wouldn't respond -- he didn't realize they didn't understand him. Glad he feels more ready to take on Germany after a German lesson -- not sure how much David remembers from his high school German.

Kathy said...

That is awesome news! We have been in Florida the past 10 days so just catching up. Maybe when Dave is on sabbattical?