Hi there! A new site and a new post. It's about time, right? Getting the new site up, transferring domains, figuring it all out...well, it took a lot more time than I wanted or anticipated. Such is life.
We had a great time in America in October. I love Walmart. You can hate it all you want, but I love it. I loved how friendly everyone was, how different everyone was, and how easy life was for those two weeks. I brought back a big jar of peanut butter, and we still have not finished it. That's just a nice thing! A very nice thing.
Anyway, the first Sunday we were back in Thailand, our youngest got sick. Really sick. She spent 3 days in bed. Poor thing. Then two weeks later, she and her sister got sick. I thought it was just viral (and it was) but after high fevers for two and a half days, we took them to the doctor. It was the flu! Ack! They spent a total of 5 days in bed, and are just now starting back at school. Believe me, there was not a two week school break planned!! Guess they will work through Christmas now.
Then, the following week Ahmet got sick! The flu, high fevers (scary high) and 5 days in bed. Aj and I were praising the Lord for not catching anything--until yesterday, when I woke up not feeling well at all. Today, I am living off of Advil and trying to rest. I am a horrible sick person, though, because I get so mad about being sick.
Five weeks of illness, and my home feels more like a hospital than a home. To top it all off, we have about 43 days until we move out of our house, and then about 14 more days before we fly back to America for furlough. If you want to come help, please feel free to just show up!
You know, in the stress of illness, moving, packing, and planning, it is easy to lose sight of the purpose and reason behind it all. I begin to wonder why I am the only one doing anything, why no one else is paying attention and helping, and when am I going to catch a break!!!! (Whine alert!) The truth, though, is my goals have not changed. I am still serving God, the one who gave His life for me, in whatever way He gives me to serve. Whether it is rubbing oils on fevered heads, sorting and packing household goods, or giving my husband the peace and quiet he needs for an afternoon nap, I am still serving Jesus! As we finish Thanksgiving and approach Christmas, I do not want to lose the spirit of gratitude in my heart. I also do not want to lose my joy. So, in the rush, chaos, and exhaustion that is filling my days right now, I make it even more of a point to spend time with Him! I hope you do, too!
Extra coffee and chocolate help, also!
Hi! My name is Rachael and I am a child of God. I was saved from sin and all its bondage at the age of 21. I am married to an incredible man. He constantly challenges me to grow closer to my Saviour. We have three beautiful children that love the Lord. Currently, our family is preparing to go to Thailand as missionaries.