Friday, January 20, 2012

Rough Week/ Good Week

Well this has been a rough week.  My neighbor that lived across the street from the house I grew up in used to say "I have seen it go on like this for days and then get worse."  That is how I feel right now.
We did not make much progress in the adoption "paperwork."  We are still waiting on a meeting to take place that will have significant effects on our case.  I do not kow when this will be but please remember it in your prayers. 
This week I also got to feel Ugandan.  I have been feeling "Ugandan" for a while now but I think I was missing one experience that was truely African.  Malaria.  Yes, I have been in the bed sick with malaria and a bacterial infection.  I have had the joy of going to the clinic, having lab work done, and receiving IV fluids and antibiotics.  I will say that going to the doctor here was much more pleasant than the dr. in Russia.  Being sick with two three year olds running around has not been fun.  I keep reminding myself "this too shall pass."
The girls have been well behaved while mommy has been out of commission.  The staff at the house has helped me out a lot with them.  They have been my nannys and without them I am not sure I would have survived this week.
Even though it was rough it was also good.  This week I have been reminded of how much my God protects me.  How much He comforts me.  I have had to lean on Him this week and seek my comfort in Him.  And that has made it a good week. 
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9


  1. I hope you get to feeling better soon and the days ahead will bring you back home to us soon. My prayers are with you.

    Your neighbor,

  2. Oh sweet are in our prayers daily. When we have evening prayers we always ask the kids what or who we need to pray for. She always says, "Auntie Holly and the girls!" You are on all our hearts daily.
    My friend LeAnn(who you met briefly when we were all there) shot this verse back and forth to each other regularly while in country and continue to do so here at home. Do you know the Sunday School song for it? It's how I have been able to memorize it. Anyway, so glad for the gals at the house helping out with H and L, I knew they would! Love you!!!!

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