Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Coming up for air

Baby David was 1 month old last Thursday. Not that I was waiting for him to be a month old to write an update or anything like that, just finally finding the time.

Please, please, please, little boy, stay asleep so I can finish this post.

There are many new and interesting experiences that we have been through in the past few months. Of course I would love to write about them, but find more and more posts staying unfinished. I think I will have to come up with a new system, perhaps taking 5-10 minutes a day to write just a short update.

The other day I was thinking about my English students from this past year; recalling their faces and personalities and the interesting conversations that we had. God only knows if I will see any of them again. Lord, will you bring any fruit out of it? Will any of them be saved?

And of course I can't reminisce about special people without thinking of the orphans. I can picture their mannerisms and the way they did their homework with me-some carefully, some hurriedly...some chatting away and others timid. Many grumbled about having to work on their English, but even their grumbling seems endearing now.

I took it as a good sign that I began to think of these "old" interests (as of a few months ago). The Lord has not taken away my heart for them and I can look to the future, even if it is only one day or one hour at a time.

4 comments:

  1. Baby David is a precious thing! You are doing a great job, mama! ;) The world of new motherhood is a craaaazy one, but it's overflowing with blessings. So glad you can look upon your "old interests" with fondness, I have no doubt the Lord will continue to use you in people's lives in such ways!

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  2. Thank you, it will be interesting to see. I totally meant to post a baby photo and forgot, duh! Ha ha.

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  3. Elizabeth, you bring good wherever you go; I am sure of it. I can't claim you "saved" me, but you certainly have been an inspiration in any number of ways, as I see you live out your faith so fully. I'm SO glad you are posting again!

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  4. Thank you for the encouragement, but I'm sure the virtual me looks better than real life. ;)

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