Teacups in the Jungle

Life stories from a missionary mama

I have an on-going list in my head, of things I want to do someday, and tonight I am able to cross, “number 4” off that list. Yes, I finally started the blog I have been mentally writing for years! It will be written on no particular subject, and of no great relevance to many, but it is my blog, and it is pink and it has teacups in the title and so I am happy.

As we prepare to return to our home in the jungle of the Philippines in the next month or so, I will be practicing my blogging (love the sound of that already). So when there are actual interesting things to write about, I will be able to do it without having to figure it all out on the spot.

To the aunties, Grandmas, ates and Lolas this blog is for you, to keep life with Izzy not so far away. I will use this like a scrapbook/journal that you all get to read, and I promise here and now my little Izzy I will try and remember as I write that someday you may find this blog and I want it to be something fun not painful or embarrassing for you to read!

On March 8th we return to Manila, and start the journey home to setting up our life again, in a remote village, on an island in the Philippines. As I added my first photo on my blog tonight, of me harvesting rice with my two dear friends there, Ellen and Lilibeth, I started to get homesick to see them all again. They have been praying for our little Izzy and loving her already even though they haven’t yet seen her or held her. I can’t wait to tell them of how God has answered our prayers and how His grace has been sufficient through all our trials. God is good, or as we say there, “Mabuti ang diyos”.

This picture tells the real story. I don’t really know how to harvest rice, but wanted a picture posing as if I was a pro. My friend Lilibeth (on the right) could hardly watch, she was so afraid that I would cut myself! I guess friends don’t let friends use sharp tools! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, I survived with all my fingers intact, and we got one or two decent pictures without her wincing in anticipated pain.

5 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. Nancy says:

    Ya, so glad you started one!! I was totally thinking you should do this, so we can all read your thoughts and adventured each day. Look forward to reading:-)


  2. Thanks Nancy. I am excited, even if nobody ever reads it, i will have fun writing it. And I promise no scary snake stories!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Hannah says:

    Great stuff! I'm glad you've finally decided to start one, now all you have to do is make sure you keep updating it! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo


  4. Gilly says:

    ah such a fantastic idea and just love that it keeps us all that little bit closer to your lives! loving it already!xoxox


  5. Richard says:

    Glad you started this! And what a great photo to kick off with! The fields are white unto harvest! Will be following and praying! Uncle Dick and Auntie Terece (and a whole lot of good people from Dundonald Baptist Church)


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