23 March 2009

miss me?

Has anyone missed hearing from me the past month? I'm considering letting the blog go because I'm not sure if anyone actually checks it anymore since I've become so sporadic in my writing. If you're still out there, please let me know. The quick summary of the past month is that the Liberian invasion (as Peter calls it) led to more chaos than we ever dreamed. All 10 of them spent the a good percentage of their time here for their first 14 days in America. We were anxious to take our house back. Now they live about a block away. They're adjusting and settling into school and work, but the chaos is just different now. We've had a lot of surprises with them on a lot of fronts. Then, just when we started to get them settled in their home, I left for 9 days in Guatemala. Peter signed me up in the fall to lead a short term trip for Worldlink with a bunch of college kids, never dreaming that our refugee commitment would end up overlapping. I wasn't too happy about going in the midst of everything, but it ended up being a better trip than I anticipated. You can check out some of my favorite photos from the trip while you wait for me to send some updated photos of our crew. Right now any extra ounce of energy we have is getting dumped into our kids and/or our marriage so that our family doesn't fall apart before our 4 month refugee commitment is over. We appreciate the prayers many of you have offered on our behalf. Please keep praying. It's not over yet!

12 comments:

JustAnotherBlogger said...

Still out here...still checking...still praying...

His strength is made manifest in our weakness. You are an encouragement to us, and we have been able to share bits and pieces of what God has done with you to encourage others.

Hang in there!

C and C said...

Hi Becky,
I check your blog and was wondering what was going on with your Liberian guests. I assumed it must have still been crazy since you hadn't posted in a while.
I subscribe in a reader so I always get your posts.

Jamie said...

Hi Becky! I have been checking regularly. Just figured that you were way too busy with life in general and the Liberians in particular to be posting to the blog. We will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts.

Bryan and Sarah said...

You're on my reader! Wouldn't miss a post. :)

Amy said...

I always check your blog. Keep writing!

Theresa said...

I kept checking too, just in case you posted from Guatamala! Glad you're back and look forward to hearing from you.

Anonymous said...

We always enjoying checking your blog--amazed by your lives and the energy involved! We love your stories and how you can see the humor in the difficulties. God is good all the time! We continue to pray for you.

All 8 of Us said...

I still check...was wondering what happened with your houseful of Liberians...glad to see things are 'settling in'a bit...will continue checking so keep blogging :)
Blessings,
kathi

Marianne said...

Hi Becky! I'm a faithful reader and pray-er. Hope Peter found a nice spot to take you out for your belated b=day. Hug the munchkins for me, and Peter, too. Someday we'll have you all over and Peter can install that light. Summer's coming!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog adn love hearing updates on your ministry adn the kidos, keep it up.

Kathie said...

Becky,
Please keep up when you can. I love catching up on your chaotic life. It makes me feel like I'm not alone. LOL I'll keep up the prayers. I remember those days when you just can't believe your head will make it to a pillow to get some sleep and when you finally do all your mind does is race with thoughts of what you could be doing!
How nice that God's love is simple like in first grade. Why we as adults have to make it so much harder that it really is. Love to you all. THE DEVANEY's PS Robert is taking Chelsea to prom in NJ.

Jamie said...

Still checking regularly! Hope everything is going well.