Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good Morning?

Maybe they are not as exotic as moose or elephants, but these were our early morning guest at the Home. Guess they needed to work on their serve, or maybe get a little futbal practice. Too funny!

They have little juice bars all over Jerez were you can get fresh carrot juice for about 80 cents. As the lady was whizzing up carrots and celery, I teased Adelina.
“Look Lena, they have carrot juice in Mexico, aren’t you excited :)”.
To which she replied, “NO!”
My children don’t completely dislike our morning juice regiment, but they don’t love it. They do however appreciate it and drink up without complaint. The Mexican carrot juice is a different story. Oranges are very cheap there, so the drink is about half fresh squeezed OJ. The kids loved it.
Below are some shots from Sunrise Baptist Church in Tucson, AZ. We attended services there about three weeks ago, before we headed south. The first is the pastor and his wife and the second is the couple who had us over for dinner Sunday afternoon and even offered to let us stay with them. We enjoyed worshipping at Sunrise.

A few more shots at the Children’s Home. Sam trying to help on some last minute projects and the boys reluctant to say goodbye. The birthday surprise the girls made for me the day we got the Jerez. How sweet!

Sam got to preach his first sermon in Mexico, with and interpretor of course. Steve Benedict did a great job intepreting and the sermon went really smoothly. Sam was really excited, but I know he is looking forward to when he no longer needs an interpretor.

And finally back to El Paso, where we attended church at Valley Baptist Church. That is were I attended church when I came for midwifery training at the birth center. It was so good to see them again and to see that the small start up church has grown and is perservering. They had us over for lunch and dinner after church-tostades! Yum! Pastor Serrano made salsa-even better.

The last two days have had the sole purpose of cramming every last bit of midwifery information I can stuff into my brain. I’m not sure how it all happened, but one day I gave birth to my fifth child in the comforts of our home in Lawton, OK. Several months later my husband was in Iraq and I was being called out of bed at all hours of the morning and night to go to births. Thousands of hours of work and study all hinge on the test I took today. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me, as this test will determine whether I am a midwife or not. The Lord has guided this whole process, even these last few days of study. I have faith He will see me through.
Suzette Davis wrote on my Facebook, “Praying for you to rock the NARM”. After today I am pretty sure you don’t rock the NARM, you survive it. Hoping I rock a passing score. LOL! I won’t find out for several weeks.

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