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Never a dull moment (we wouldn’t mind one)

This week we found out there’s an issue with Melissa’s visa, similar to the problem we had with the boys’ in the spring. Fortunately, this time we found out about it and have time to at least let the authorities know we’re trying to obey the rules and get it straightened out.

If you get our email updates you’ve heard the basics, and I’d prefer not to leave them lying around on the internet. But please do pray daily that this will work out quickly and easily.

We have a meeting Monday with a visa attorney and our visa assistant. Please pray that the attorney will know the right steps to take that get this resolved. Pray for the government employee(s) who have authority over this to see that we’ve acted in good faith and to be sympathetic, and pray for a good and lasting solution.

Since emailing our friends and supporters yesterday, we’ve had tons of emails letting us know people are praying. This means the world to us. Thanks, and please keep it up!

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Getaway

Grandma & Grampa stayed at the lake with the boys while we snuck away to Jekyll Island for a BabyMoon-slash-10th Anniversary Trip.

It couldn’t have been more relaxing or perfect.  Thanks, Nashes!

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Birthdays

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We got to celebrate two birthdays while we were in the States– Sam turned five (what?!?) and Jake turned… another year older.

[We’re hoping to make the best of this new format but are still learning the tricks of the trade… thanks for your patience!]

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Atlanta

We didn’t end up spending a whole lot of time at or near my parents’ house in Lawrenceville, but got some cute shots while we were there. One night all the cousins rolled around in the grassy yard….forever. In order to avoid later itchiness, Grampa hosed everyone down.
Miraculously, no electronics were harmed in the documentation of this event.

We got to visit with some sweet friends… it’s still unreal that we all have kids now!

 

We had soup at my favorite Asian bistro, and even got to watch them prep our meal.

And Uncle Andrew never fails to bring along the entertainment.
This time Sam got to ‘tow’ Grampa’s car.


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Unexpected Exile

It was April.
Four days before we were scheduled to leave on a month-long trip to the US, we learned that there were complications with the boys’ visas…. and that we’d have to be gone for three months instead.
Suddenly Sam was ending school two months early…
…Jake & Phil were serving at church together for the last time…

…and we were saying good-byes that we hadn’t planned on saying till later in the summer.

It was a lot.
But the Lord was near and we got on the plane and left our home.
[…to be continued…]