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Choo-Choo Chocolate!

i Apr 3rd 1 Comment by

Our countdown begins… 33 days until Ryan flies out for Thailand! We are so excited but overwhelmed by the amount of preparation still left for us to do.

The to-do list feels daunting at times with a toddler and a newborn at our side. I was feeling a little sour yesterday with all the commotion. I woke up feeling fresh and focused after an overdue shower. At one point, I raced my son around the house and was actually faster. It might have had something to do with the chocolate I ate, but today feels good!

I received an awesome text from my brother, Adrian, offering out of pure “inspiration,” he says, to set up our Facebook business and Fundly accounts. He has such a good heart. My oldest brother, Ethan, is incredibly business savvy and sacrificial of his time; he has been truly helpful with advice and setting up the website. God has blessed me with the world’s best brothers!

Mid-June, with my little boys in tow, we will be reunited as a family. Ryan is leaving earlier than us to start the agricultural season in Thailand. After arriving, the land must be tilled, the corn planted, and the fruit trees fertilized and pruned. He must also start the aquaponics project for the fish ponds.

The boys and I will be in the air and at the airports for over 30 hours! It seems only reasonable that Ryan will work hard to put the new apartment in order so I can pass out upon arrival.  However, as any second-time-mom would understand, that will not actually happen. And anyone who has moved a child into a 12 hour different time zone also understands that will not happen.

A mom can dream.


  1. Mark
    April 8, 2013 at 3:31 am

    I know the decision you made to follow Gods call to move litterally to the other side of the world could not have been an easy one. It’s certainly not a calling for most people, but you are not like most people. You understand better than most, God wants to use his children to do his work. You don’t run away from hard work, you don’t run away from meeting someone new and talking to a stranger, you you don’t run away from tackling projects that are enormous and exhausting, you don’t run away from leader ship, you don’t run away from moral decisions even though the world doesent understand, you don’t run away from being a father. You don’t run away. What a joy and a blessing it is to see my son run toward and not the other way.
    May God continue to bless you and all He has planned for you and your family


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