Thursday, May 16, 2013

Currently in May....

Reading - The Power Of The Praying Parent, and a whole lot about peace in the word.
Crying- A lot. I have been a big cry baby.
Planning - The short term missions trip coming, me coming home for a visit, daycare (yes still). So much legistics to figure out. 
Hoping - I can keep my sanity through this tooth cutting Moses is doing. 
 
Praying- The Power Of The Praying Parent. And claiming a whole lot of it for myself as well.
Cooking - or more less baking. I made blueberry muffins from scratch the other day. Holla! Even if someone thought it was a scone.
Searching - For another option for chicken, till the chicken man gets back from Kampala. 
Eating - more than my share of carbs, as always. 
Enjoying - reading a whole lot lately. Sitting on the porch at night reading after Moses clonks out.
Sleeping - like a baby. But I am always up at 5am no matter what. Moses is always up at 7am, no matter what. Our times to wake up are like clock work.
Watching - The Big Bang Theory...... again.

Drinking - less coffee. My coffee maker died, and I haven't had the finances desire to go buy a new one. 
Laughing - At Moses and his reactions of experiencing the world around him.
Craving - A Subway BMT Italian sub, and sunchips.  (Thanks Lee Mistico, our conversation a few weeks ago, and the mention of subway, and the Italian BMT sub, is engraved in my mind!)
Listening - To Moses playlist on my itunes a lot. Which is VBS, with a few of his random favorites, like Pump Up The Jam. Hello throwbacks to the 80's.
Feeling - like a beautiful mess. 
Appreciating - all the happy mother’s day wishes on my timeline.
Frustrated - or not so much.
Wishing-  I could bring Moses home with my in July for my visit.
 
Missing- Alysse at boarding school.
 
Lots of love from Rwanda,
Tina
 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Times to recharge...

 
 
So last week, I went to Uganda.
And it became such a nice time to relaxation,
and just getting to sleep in, spend time in the Word,
watch gorgeous sunrises over Lake Victoria,
prayer, and to soak in some down time.
 
 
You know your the mama of a toddler,
when sleeping in past 6am, getting two naps,
and to have time uninterupted to read and soak in Jesus,
is better than Disney World.
 
 
 
And going home is just as sweet.
Because as crazy and chaotic as life gets,
it just doesn't get better than this smile!
 
Matthew 11:28-30
 
 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”