Our church has a Spanish service- so who would you hire to do the Spanish service? Obviously a man who is from Northern Ireland- right? He he he.....well.....YES! So pastor Murphy speaks Spanish fluently because he grew up with parents in the mission field.
Let's just say Jason couldn't wait to have him, his wife Alicia, and their 3 beautiful children- Hannah, Lydia, and Zac over so he could show off his English cooking skills. (**did I mention that he actually went to school to do management and catering?) We had English Pasties, Shepherd's Pie, *English gravy, veggies, apple crumble swimming in custard, and I made some of my chocolate crinkles too. Can you say- STUFFED? But oh so worth it!!!!
We had a blast talking about British things, how we met our hubbies, how we ended up here in the U.S., and about adoption- my favorite topic of course :). It was a blessing to see our kiddos playing together and running around blowing bubbles. We had a great time! It is pretty much all our kiddos are talking about today :).
Ummm....mom- this is my serious look :)
A few prayer requests please :)
Tonight I get to speak to a room full of Birth Mothers!!!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!! I am also nervous- not wanting to cry uncontrollably, but wanting them to know how very precious they are!!!!
Tomorrow Jason and I are leaving........without the kids.......for the weekend..........WOW! ***And it isn't even for another adoption. (he he he he......which in our case is usually the only reason we leave the kids) It is for a marriage retreat through - Weekend To Remember! We sooooo NEED THIS WEEKEND!!! Please pray specifically for us to listen to God's Heart for our marriage. For a lot of rough edges to be smoothed out. For walls to come down. For our hearts to turn toward God and each other as we seek to renew our marriage in HIM!
This has been planned for a while, but totally a God send as far as timing (love how God works out the perfect details).
AND of course pray for Joe and Lisa who are former Christian Camp staff members who are now married and live here in Florida. We are soo thankful they could come over and watch after our sweeties! We know they will have a blast!