Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Update 2011

Dear Friends,

After leaving Namibia in 2008 we had been thinking that we would return after a year. When we arrived back in Canada our children were all put back a year in school (much to our disappointment) and so it meant that it would be 2 years before Meagan would graduate rather than 1. In that 2 years it was decided that we would just remain in Canada until the boys finished school as well.

Over the course of this (almost) three years, Pete has worked west, back here at home for a bit and then returning to the west. Sadly this is not ideal. Sure housing is WAY cheaper back east but having the family all over Canada is not ideal. So we are hoping and praying that we will be moving the family WEST this summer.

Meagan graduated in June and she left a week later to go live and work in Ft. McMurray Alberta. Talitha was also working there at the time. Talitha has since moved to Kamloops where she was married in December to Dennis Murengi. The boys are in grades 10 and 9. I have been working hard at making crafts to sell to hopefully help Meagan reach her goal of attending a midwifery school in The Philippines.

In the 3 years I have been through a lot of illnesses and pain. I was diagnosed with 2 bulged discs in my back that made is very difficult for me to get around... I was in a LOT of pain. Thankfully after my MRI and CT Scan I went to visit Jason Driscoll at Somatic Therapy in town... he does Active Release Technique (ART) and he fixed me up better than I've ever been! A real miracle! :) Aside from all the other infections and 'woman' issues I had in October I was struck with Mono! :( Not the best thing when you are trying to help your daughter prepare for her wedding from 5000km away! :/ However, we made it through and the day was a success!

What does 2011 bring us? Well... we can never be sure... but we hope it brings us moving west! We also hope that we will sell our house quickly and for a bit of a profit! I also hope that this year bring spiritual renewal for our family... and a heap of JOY! :)

We thank all those of you who have been following our progress and keeping in touch.

Talitha Got Married!!!

This has been a busy year, but the ending was the best. Talitha got married to Dennis Murengi. After a small but beautiful wedding and reception Talitha became Talitha Murengi! We are so happy for her and pleased that she and Dennis have done all they could to prepare and ready themselves for marriage. They make us proud! I'll post some pictures when I get them :)