Sunday, July 10, 2016

Rest, Sweet Rest

Snuggles with Grandma 
The day before the boys and I got on a plane to leave South Sudan and come to Uganda to spend a few weeks with my parents, I came down with a nasty bout of strep throat. It had been a very stressful week and being sick as I tried to wrap up things in our house and pack to come was almost more than I could handle. I spent my first week "home" with my parents, sick but it was such a relief to be with family and have the extra help from my parents. 
Picnic in the yard

Playing Monopoly
 This has been the most restful R&R I can remember. Our days have been full of eating good food, playing games, playing in the yard, watching movies, and getting to know other missionaries in the area.

Enjoying lunches outside

Eli's 1st breakfast in Uganda
 After wrapping up his responsibilities in Doro, Eli joined us and we spoiled him rotten with good food and plenty of time to rest and play.

Rugby/wrestling with the boys 
Morning coffee with Mom
 One of my favorite things has been the many heart-to-heart talks that my mom and I have had.

We have had many yummy things to eat but one of the coolest treats so far has been the Dr. Peppers I found in town. You have to understand that the food available in our part of South Sudan is very limited so food is one of the most important parts of our R&R/breaks out.

Josh is fortunate enough that his birthday happened to be while we're here with the grandparents. I'd say he's had a very memorable 8th birthday with cinnamon rolls for breakfast, whole fish for lunch (his favorite) and cake with lots of friends.

We can do what we do in South Sudan, year after year, because of the breaks and times of rest we get out of country. We are so thankful for the refreshment we're receiving while we're here and the cherry on the top is getting to be with family! 


Jared Staples said...

So glad you are enjoying some rest and good food! Those cinnamon rolls look amazing!

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