"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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

We're in Manitoba!!

Wow - I can hardly believe we are finally doing something we have dreamed about for so long.  And the trip went so well! All three kids did so well.  And I felt peace the whole way - not once was I anxious about Rachel.  It seemed perfectly naturally and right to be doing this trip right now. Thank-you so much for your prayers. 

We had to stop for night in Regina because the number one was closed from the SK border to Winnipeg.  (didn't sleep much there...) But the next morning as we drove, we heard that the highway was opening one stretch at a time ahead of us. We heard (and saw the evidence) that the roads were terrible the night before.  We are so glad to be here and to watch our kids get reaquainted with their grandparent's homes. There are so many many people we wish we could see and introduce Rachel to - that is quite disappointing for me!! But we know that we need to limit our time to mostly family this time because time is so short.  We are spending roughly three days at each of our parent's. We had hoped to visit my parent's church on Sunday (and the church I grew up in) but we weren't sure if our girls were still contagious or not so we didn't go.  We think the pox is done it's worst already though.  And both girls are doing well! 

Yesterday after we arrived, I unpacked some things and then Dave's mom and sister sent me to bed.  I slept for 12 hours! It was so luxurious.  Ethan also got to do something he has wanted to do for so long - he went to a MONSTER TRUCK SHOW......with Dave and Grandpa and his cousin Isaiah, and Uncle Ravi.

We are stunned too and deeply saddened by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.  We are glad that our Japanese friends and their families are ok. And we pray for those who are suffering.  


Janet said...

Praise the Lord! So glad your trip went well & that the children were all fine on the trip.Continued prayers will be going out for all of you. Bless you as you visit your families.
Much love
Janet M

lorainne said...

I so much prayed for your journey - thanks be to God for his mercies

Kathy and Carl said...

Praise God that you made it safe and sound. We will pray that the time you have to be with family will be a blessed time.

fiona said...

woo hoo!!! we have prayed lots for travelling mercies! i am so glad to hear that the trip went so well, and that God gave you peace as you drove! what a great God!

Debbie Sandland said...

It is interesting how God works! The peace could only be a 'God-thing' - you've been anxious about this trip and then made it with both girls having chicken pox and driving!! All factors that should have added to the anxiety. God is good. Would love to see you, but we know how precious your time is with family, and we're so glad you could do this.