Raeni- quick update

I need to better at blogging forgive me for not being. So its out – Did you hear, WE ARE MOVING TO PARIS! Crazy! It is just crazy what God will call us to do. A few updates.

Currently we are raising support. Things to note about raising funds. It is very difficult for me to ask for help. First, I don’t like to ask for help even in my daily life. I will do it myself. I can take care of me. Funny how those are things that sound like things my kids say. I am always saying if you only asked for help. God seems to be teaching me the same lesson. So when its difficult to ask for help in the small things it is really difficult to ask people in the big things, like raising support. However, I have an ever present God who continues to shape and mold me.

Next update, a totally unrelated subject, I walk around sighing all the time. This is new to me. I don’t recall ever having a time where I remember doing so much sighing. I think its just the magnitude of all of this. Even simple things seem complicated. With that being said when you walk by and I am sighing just ignore it. My head is a 3 ring circus of ideas and thoughts. I really am Ok.

Another update – we had our first family cry about the move. It was a few weeks ago when the girls realized that we wouldn’t be bringing our family dog, Holly, with us. I like our dog enough, but knew she wouldn’t be coming with us and it didn’t really bother me. When the girls realized it they were heartbroken. Tony and I just sat and cried with them. With that being said we are looking for a home for our dog. She is a 12 year old black lab. Sweet as can be but has arthritis. She doesn’t bark but can be a bit of a whiner. Let us know if you are interested in adding a new pet to your family. Hey we will even throw in a few month supply of her arthritis medication.

Next on my list of random thoughts. PAC (Plymouth Alliance Church) youth will be selling fireworks in the WalMart parking lot starting June 24th. Pray with us that this fund raiser would be successful. Funds will be going to us (ENvision Paris), youth or young adults who will be going to Taipei or El Salvador with ENvision, or kids who will be attending other trips related to PAC youth ministries. Pray that we would sell out of fireworks!
Lastly in honor of Father’s Day. I must say how blessed I am to have amazing parents. As well as an amazing family as a whole. But this is spefically about my amazing parent. They gave me a very strong foundation on which to build my faith. They gave me a solid family and a solid church where I could learn and grow in my faith. Now as an adult they listen to my craziness. Give advice when I need it. They let me be my own person. When I tell them crazy things like – I think that Tony and I are being called to Paris and we are bringing your beautiful granddaughters across the ocean with us, they get on board and support us, whole – heartedly. I am truely blessed to have them. So to my Dad , Happy Belated Father’s Day. To my Mom, consider this a Happy Mother’s Day, almost a whole year early.

Anyway that’s enough for now – I must get ready for the Paris party the girls are having tonight to tell and celebrate with the friends about our move. Thank goodness 7 and 9 year olds won’t notice if I wash the kitchen floor or not.

2 Replies to “Raeni- quick update”

  1. Raeni- I am excited for you and your family. This will be an exciting time for all even though you may have to wait a few years to be able to look back and see all the benefits. Speaking as a parent and grand parent, it is difficult to have your kids and grandkids so far away. That being said, it is important to follow God’s leading. I take comfort in knowing that Jason and Tressa are doing what they have to do. It makes the time we have with the kids all the more precious. Be patient, you will run into snags but God will clear them away.

  2. Beth and I have shared a number of tears too. Trying to show her that doing what God wants may sometimes hurt, but is ALWAYS best for us!!!

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Raeni- quick update

I need to better at blogging forgive me for not being. So its out – Did you hear, WE ARE MOVING TO PARIS! Crazy! It is just crazy what God will call us to do. A few updates.

Currently we are raising support. Things to note about raising funds. It is very difficult for me to ask for help. First, I don’t like to ask for help even in my daily life. I will do it myself. I can take care of me. Funny how those are things that sound like things my kids say. I am always saying if you only asked for help. God seems to be teaching me the same lesson. So when its difficult to ask for help in the small things it is really difficult to ask people in the big things, like raising support. However, I have an ever present God who continues to shape and mold me.

Next update, a totally unrelated subject, I walk around sighing all the time. This is new to me. I don’t recall ever having a time where I remember doing so much sighing. I think its just the magnitude of all of this. Even simple things seem complicated. With that being said when you walk by and I am sighing just ignore it. My head is a 3 ring circus of ideas and thoughts. I really am Ok.

Another update – we had our first family cry about the move. It was a few weeks ago when the girls realized that we wouldn’t be bringing our family dog, Holly, with us. I like our dog enough, but knew she wouldn’t be coming with us and it didn’t really bother me. When the girls realized it they were heartbroken. Tony and I just sat and cried with them. With that being said we are looking for a home for our dog. She is a 12 year old black lab. Sweet as can be but has arthritis. She doesn’t bark but can be a bit of a whiner. Let us know if you are interested in adding a new pet to your family. Hey we will even throw in a few month supply of her arthritis medication.

Next on my list of random thoughts. PAC (Plymouth Alliance Church) youth will be selling fireworks in the WalMart parking lot starting June 24th. Pray with us that this fund raiser would be successful. Funds will be going to us (ENvision Paris), youth or young adults who will be going to Taipei or El Salvador with ENvision, or kids who will be attending other trips related to PAC youth ministries. Pray that we would sell out of fireworks!
Lastly in honor of Father’s Day. I must say how blessed I am to have amazing parents. As well as an amazing family as a whole. But this is spefically about my amazing parent. They gave me a very strong foundation on which to build my faith. They gave me a solid family and a solid church where I could learn and grow in my faith. Now as an adult they listen to my craziness. Give advice when I need it. They let me be my own person. When I tell them crazy things like – I think that Tony and I are being called to Paris and we are bringing your beautiful granddaughters across the ocean with us, they get on board and support us, whole – heartedly. I am truely blessed to have them. So to my Dad , Happy Belated Father’s Day. To my Mom, consider this a Happy Mother’s Day, almost a whole year early.

Anyway that’s enough for now – I must get ready for the Paris party the girls are having tonight to tell and celebrate with the friends about our move. Thank goodness 7 and 9 year olds won’t notice if I wash the kitchen floor or not.

2 Replies to “Raeni- quick update”

  1. Raeni- I am excited for you and your family. This will be an exciting time for all even though you may have to wait a few years to be able to look back and see all the benefits. Speaking as a parent and grand parent, it is difficult to have your kids and grandkids so far away. That being said, it is important to follow God’s leading. I take comfort in knowing that Jason and Tressa are doing what they have to do. It makes the time we have with the kids all the more precious. Be patient, you will run into snags but God will clear them away.

  2. Beth and I have shared a number of tears too. Trying to show her that doing what God wants may sometimes hurt, but is ALWAYS best for us!!!

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