Friday, September 10, 2010


In the words of Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Brian, Brianna, Landon and I took our first medical mission trip this summer. I have been wanting to take our family on vacations with purpose for some time now. Next time we will bring the girls (wanted them to mature a bit:). The experience-AMAZING! No cell phones, no tv, no computer and for part of the showers! And guess what we loved it. EVEN ME! I get bored so easily (u know my undiagnosed ADD, which is probably close to being diagnosed, ha).
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It was very inspiring watching Brian relate to the people of this village. Alexa was a great translator. And, as always prayer can break through any language barrier!

Our teens are awesome! I remember when Brianna and landon were toddlers and I would get so exhausted from all the baby stuff - people would say to me "just wait until they are teenagers". Well so far they are wrong. I love every single day with them. I have to say Brian and I thoroughly enjoy them. All the teaching moments, all the moments they teach us, challenges, emotional times, watching their personalites emerge into something more beautiful each day. I LOVE IT ALL! My kids will forever be my heroes. I was asked what inspires me to be a good mom....MY KIDS inspire me to be a extraordinary mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brianna and landon- I was so proud of you on this trip! You handled every bit of it with grace and dignity. You lived up to your name!  Dad and I couldn't ask for better teens (even if we wanted to you are ours haha)

1 comment:

Tami said...

What a great trip. Your family is a blessing to many.

I know what you mean about loving your teen. I think it is what you make of it. If you expect 2's to be terrible, and you look hard, you will find lots of terrible 2 moments. Just as with teens. If we look for all of their flaws we will find them, but when we spend just as much time opening ourselves to their beauty. . .well, it is amazing.

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