Friday, May 27, 2016

Marulaon Woman’s Daybook

Just for today...Monday, May 23
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Outside my window...the wind is blowing and the rain is spitting earlier this morning! We had a huge storm blow through last night, complete with thunder and lightning, which is quite unusual for our area. The heavy rains filled up all three rain tanks on our house. I was thrilled to sit on the porch (in my damp rocking chair) early this morning and actually feel cool while I drank my coffee.
I am hearing...coconut being scraped. A familiar and homey sound.
A heart of thankfulness...for our SITAG family who sent out a new radio and a refilled propane gas cylinder on the Kosco yesterday. The best part was the snail mail that arrived. A HUGE thank you to everybody who mailed us letters and care packages. Those are sweet reminders that we are not forgotten, even though we are living in a remote village on the other side of the world.
Putting a smile on my playing together. Regardless of language or nationality.
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From the learning rooms...the kids have worked extra hard to get a day ahead in school so we can take a complete holiday for my birthday this week. We're working on Week 34 of our curriculum, and I'm so proud of my kids for their diligence as we finish up a school year that has been full of transition.
Pondering these words... “The essence of self-discipline lies in making commitments in times of strength in order to avoid making decisions in times of weakness.” ~Mark Graper
A few plans for the rest of the week...Aaron will be going with Leonard tomorrow to travel around the Russell Islands to distribute newsletters and collect contributions from our language group to send two of our translators to a workshop in Honiara this week. Saturday is a big fundraiser for the church, and we look forward to seeing what everybody brings. We're hoping we can buy a paddle or two to replace the ones that have walked off.

1 comment:

twostrawberrygirls said...

You are not forgotten. I think of, and pray for you, often. Scott and I were just talking about you today. I found a neat place at the beach I want to take your family to. Hugs and Happy Birthday!!