I caught up on family vlogs:
Lots of firsts
We had a lovely week: most all our friends are back from vacation, and that makes life so much fuller! I started planning for teaching at the International school this semester, Ana Sofia got to hang out with her friends, and Jessica grew out of all her clothes (she is now 5 weeks old, wearing 3 month old outfits!). She had a doctor check-up, and she is doing very well, and is slightly above the large range of her age group. Considering Ana Sofia is almost below the small range of her age group, they are going to be sharing clothes in no time!
I've been reading! Two books to recommend to you:
All the Light we Cannot see: a beautiful novel set in WW2 (it reminded me of "The Book Thief" another good one). Favorite quote: "We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as a microscopic electrical swarm. The lungs the brain the heart. Forty weeks later, six trillion cells get crushed in the vise of our mother’s birth canal and we howl. Then the world starts in on us."
Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the hidden forces that keep us apart by Christena Cleveland (I REALLY like her! I heard her speak at the Justice Conference. Google her sometime). This is a great book for those of you aching to reconcile the church, especially about race issues. Favorite quote: "Four elements are needed for positive crosscultural interaction: 1. Working toward a larger goal, 2. Creating equal status, 3. Engaging in personal interaction and 4. Providing leadership" (This is a how-to book).
Reads from the Interwebs:
1. Three vital skills for Ministry: another good Craig Greenfield one!
3. Six permissions most Missionary kids need: I need these! You need these! YES!
4. Ten reasons why expats should start a blog, even in 2018: and why all of you should start a blog--so I can read it:)
5. Favorite movies for a cozy winter night: a solid list of goodies, especially when you are looking for ones that leave you feeling good about your choice!
6. The day that tourists took pictures with my African child: thinking about it being YOUR kid...changes everything