Sunday, July 07, 2019

Feeling good

Last Sunday I went to church for the first time since April. It felt so good to be back and see everyone! And I have felt well and without pain all week. On Thursday we all went to our friends' house for the Fourth of July; Bogdan and I even walked there. Again, I hadn't done anything like that for quite a while.

Then we spent the weekend at the river, to celebrate Will's birthday a little early and to get some family time in before local Agape camps start. It was wonderful! After being at home and not feeling great for what seems like such a long time, this is all almost unbelievable to me. I am so thankful!

On the way over in the boat
Our early birthday present for Will was that the kids shopped for and prepared a delicious dinner the first evening there.

Last time we took a photo like this, too.
Asya hardly came out of the water the whole time.
On the way back, we missed the slow boat, so they called two speedboats to zip us back across the river:

Tomorrow Jaan and Raia have a camp planning meeting, and I'm going on a day trip to visit some of the former Tsyurupinsk orphanage kids at the institutions where they live now.


Baba Julie said...

WONDERFUL!! It looks like "a good time was had by all"!! I am so happy to see you being able to do some of the things you love! It's also wonderful that you are going to be able to go visit some of the orphanage children. Nice of you all to do such a great birthday celebration for Will, too! So grateful for all of this for all of you!! Love, Julie

Marsha said...

So encouraging! Praising God with you all. And Happy Birthday to Will. Love and Prayers, the Harwoods

Mom said...

Glory! This brings us great delight. And the photo of everyone gathered around Will and the dessert contains a variety of expressions that make me smile. Much love, continued prayer.

Lindy Johnson said...

What a great celebration. I know Will enjoyed the meal and dessert! Looks like so much fun for all. I’m so glad you are feeling better and enjoying events. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

Your post elicited sweet memories of your last time at the family reunion. So wonderful that you have opportunities like that for family & friends time.

Anonymous said...

So happy that you are feeling well enough to participate in these activities. Happy Birthday Will!

Unknown said...

Glad to see that you are doing better and enjoying time with your family.