Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I've Been AWOL

{AWOL: Absent With Out Leave}
I'm back--I hope you forgive me for taking a break---I can't believe it's been 3 months since I have been back to my Blog.  I didn't intend to be gone for so long. The past three months have been incredibly busy, somewhat crazy and a little bit emotional. In the coming posts I'll give some highlights on what we have been up to.

This picture was taken on Easter Sunday.  I was thrilled to have a good picture of the 6 of us.  Get was taken by the sweetest lady....and she is traced back to Lucey.  Let me explain....we are in Oklahoma, right?  We lived in Kansas last and we adopted Lucey while in Illinois.  Ron's job in Illinois was previously held by a man who has since adopted three precious little ones from China.  He and his family (The V Family) were in the process of adopting their first child and shared their experience with us.  We used their agency and their caseworker and now our dear friend....Carol.  Mrs. V.'s Mom goes to our church her at Ft. Sill, OK.  Yes, our church.  She sat in front of us one Sunday and told us all about her grandchildren who seemed vaguely familiar to  me.  We made the connection right away.  The sweet lady who took our picture is Mrs. V.'s sister who was in town visiting her Mom.  A small world?  Or a Divine appointment.  I believe in the second.  This family is such a blessing.  Another group praying for our sweet Lu.  God is so good!

A very quick snapshot:
1. Today is the last day of school for Andrew and Christian.  We are all so thrilled! The last two finals are today and they are ready to be done.
2.  Our packers arrive in 13 days.  Less than two weeks and we do this moving thing all over again.  We have only been here for 10 months and it went by in a blink.  We are heading to the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA.
3.  Lucey has surgery in 4 weeks.  It's a big one.  We make a stop in St. Louis for a month while Lucey has appointments, surgery and post-op appointments.  We could use a few extra prayers.  Thank you so much!
4.  Adam is with us until August and then he is off to college....over the ocean he goes.  I will have to say good-bye to him all over again.  This boy certainly tugs at my heart.  I'm so proud of him.

It's so good to be back.  Thank you for checking in and leaving your notes.  I am looking forward to reading about you too!

(I don't even recognize the new Blog looks more user freindly.  I'd better take a tour.)


  1. What a nice picture!
    Ill be praying for little Lucey.

  2. A beautiful photo! I've been halfheartedly blogging myself so don't feel bad for taking a break. It is good to hear how y'all are doing. Looking forward to seeing you in person this fall!

  3. SO great to hear from you! Lovely photo of your beautiful family!!! Wow~ packers and moving... I know you have a lot going on!!! Praying for Lucey's surgery!!! Blessings and love!!!

  4. So glad your back! I will be praying for Lucey and her surgery.
    keep us posted.

  5. Hi Beth! It's been awhile since I've been by and you all have been so busy! I laughed about the new settings, the same thing happened to me this Spring when we moved. I hadn't blogged for a few months and it was all new when I came back.
    Love this gorgeous family picture!!! What a blessed woman you are and I just love your attitude. Will say a prayer for you today and your family and all that is going on!:)
    Love that little tow look so lovely surrounded by your strong handsome men. :)


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