Wednesday, July 11, 2012

our weekend with these peeps

something crazy happened...when we went to Africa four years ago people continued living their lives here. They had babies, moved away, changed jobs, and they experienced joy and pain and life.  Just like we did.  Truthfully, we lost touch with some people but there are those folks that reached out and we pulled in.  We needed that "being known" thing and so did they.  We refused to let time and space and time zones to cramp our style.  Those people that may never have set foot on our island but prayed intensely for it and for us and that faithful prayer changed things.  We stood in prayer with them and our families are connected in deep ways that make my heart full and my cheeks hurt from smiling.  We visited one of these fams' this past weekend in their relatively new (to us) home far away from the city we knew them in years ago.  It is so clear God is using them in powerful ways there and we were blessed to share time, meals, laughs, prayers, toys, and some tears with them.  Our kids ran and played and frolicked while we did things like eat Lebanese food and not shower or actually get dressed until noon.  That is my definition of a great weekend. They were outrageously hospitable and we are so grateful God has seen fit for our lives to continue to intersect.  Thanks Kim and crew!
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awesome-ness
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pool par-tay....we really wish Evy felt more at home expressing herself!
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um, cutest kids EVER!!
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the friendship these girls have is so sweet and special
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we were pretty pumped when we saw THIS flavor!!!
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ice cream everyday...heck yeah!
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our walk along the water soon turned to this....
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and then very quickly this......
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what can we say we are suckers for kids experiencing pure joy! (Kim- hope your car has recovered!)
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Thanks y'all. It was refreshing, fun, crazy, hilarious, healing, and awesome.
  RoxanneSignature

2 comments:

Bibi Ronnie said...

Glad you had a great weekend. Great pics again! Evy is such a ham.

jkww said...

That last pic of Evy with her arms out and her big open-mouth grin looks soooooo much like YOUR big open-mouth grin :) Love ya!