"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

Friday, July 15, 2011

Manitoba Visit

The trip out went really well.  It took only 14 1/2 hours and Rachel was pretty happy, just needed constant feeding (and I really mean contstant). But I didn't need to reach for fallen markers or hot wheel cars, or give out snacks etc...I even managed to read (and cry) through the book Heaven is for Real.  I read parts outloud to David.  Something that was really great about this trip - Dave and I could talk!  And listen to whatever we wanted....like Bach piano music, the Travelling Wilburies, and story cd's.  Listening to stories is a great way to beat the "driving through the Prairies boredom."  The canola fields and wide expanse of sky was so beautiful though.  What a world!

Our time out here has been fantastic.  The kids are so brown!  They are constantly running in and out of the houses. They are in love with the farms and especially with their cousin Zeyah (Isaiah).  Abigail says she wishes she could live close to the Grandmas' house.  Our time out here seems really short - we have had some good connecting time and it makes us want more!! But at the same time, we will be happy to have respite at night again.    

We are off tomorrow very early!!! Maybe 4am? So, please do pray for us again on our return trip. When I think of it, I do feel a bit anxious about the area around Medicine Hat, because that is where she had that huge spell going back the last time.  I do wonder if the Manitoba oxygen rich air has been good for her! And I wonder if going back up in altitude affects her. 

I've got tons of pictures to post when we get back!


Cari said...

Thanks for the update. I have never met you or you family, yet I pray everyday for peace and Gods love to shine for you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you pics.

Carlana said...

I read (and cried) my way through "The Shaming of the Strong" on our way to Halifax! It was so embarrassing crying on the airplane and in the Toronto terminal but I just couldn't put it down! Thanks for lending it to me. Praying your trip home will go well.

Valerie Ruth said...

it was so good to spend time with you and your family! i have to question the "the kids are so brown" statement. LOL i thought they were kinda pale ;) isaiah is missing his cousins already!!