Thursday, December 12, 2013

What a difference.....

....a year makes!!!

Exactly a year ago today, our daughter, son-in-law and the two oldest grand's left for Uganda.  I knew that I would have a mini breakdown, so I didn't take them to the airport.  I did okay until I got a picture text of the boys standing in the window at the airport watching the planes.....
and word that our youngest at the time said he was already missing Nannie!!
That's when I lost it!

What was expected to not take but a few weeks turned into FIVE very long, stressful weeks!  The Ugandan government pretty much held our kids captive, expecting them to pay a bribe in order for them to issue Ruby Kate a passport to enter the US.
They truly didn't know who they were dealing with. no uncertain terms....refused!!!
We had people tell us that they just needed to go ahead and offer them some money.
My comeback was always what if they did.....
which would have been totally unethical.....
but what if they did and then they put them in prison for paying the bribe!!!

It all worked out and they returned to the US on January 18th, 2013.....
with our beautiful grand-daughter!!!
(there were tons of people praying them home)
Then, on July 15th of this year, we were blessed with yet another grandson!!!

Ain't God good?
Oh, yes HE most certainly is!!!

(Instagram picture I stole from Jess)

Psalm 27:14
Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Breathing in Jesus,


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