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! 🙂 And yes, I survived with all my fingers intact, and we got one or two decent pictures without her wincing in anticipated pain.