So whats going on right now at the Moore House?
We just came
back from a Joni and friends Camp at Mission Springs.
It was one more week of
gloriously awesome and beautiful fellowship. An example of heaven on
earth. A picture of inclusion, caring and servant hood. We were spoiled
beyond measure by the STM's (short term missionaries) who watched our
children. They loved them and made this week unforgettable for
us. Lydia is now old enough to understand how special this time is and
was in tears when we drove away missing her friend Jenny. Ana did not
understand anymore why she started hearing words like: "stay here..." or
"no you can't just role on the floor anywhere you go", when mommy and
daddy took over.. Lindsey was the person who cared for Ana. Ana was free to go from ball pit to swing to water game
to jump house.... And Lindsey followed her around and let her have the time of her life.
And our little Caleb was in love with his STM Liana
and ended up showering her with kisses and hugs and even fell asleep in
her arms or while she was pushing the stroller.
I don't have words! "THANK YOU" is coming from the deepest part of our heart.
For those of you with special needs kids or parents..you should truly consider going to one of these family camps! There is nothing like it out there!
Today we are back home.
Richard is working the afternoon at a wedding and I have the kids by myself. It is pretty calm but Ana did have a poop accident, fortunately contained to her room but never the less, very smelly. I don't know how to get that carpet clean again. She has gotten into the habit of taking her diaper off after a bowel movement and then.....I don't need to say more.... I just can't be around her every second...and most of the time she does very well....until something like this happens.
It makes me sad, because I know she does it because she can't stand the feeling of a full diaper (don't blame her...) but can't communicate or call me to help her. As easy as she is often these moments are very difficult!
Also, I am trying to sell our furniture on Craigslist. Right
now it is our large wardrobe (PAX from IKEA), a large red corner sleeper
sofa (EKTORP from IKEA), and a living room table from the 70's. We had
our first garage sale and I made the mistake of keeping some stuff here
to sell at the next garage sale. And now it is driving me crazy because
it is cluttering up the already very cluttery (I know....cluttered is
the word I should use by I like "cluttery") living room...
So that is where we are right now....
Lydia is about to help me make dinner...mashed potatoes and hotdogs....All the ways hotdogs are used in our house are quite remarkable and Caleb has figured out how to turn the microwave on and off and on and off....always with a scream of delight ("YEAHY"), thank you very much! And Ana is mad because I locked her out of her room since the carpet is full of .... you know what.
I really don't know how to clean it. I sprayed it with Oxi-clean spray and am washing the linens and the cover and the pillow...yup all had a distinct coloring....And then she got into the jar of peanut butter...but that is a story for another day....
If you would pray for us at this time of transition:
- Pray for a week without stress
- Pray that our furniture can be sold for a descent prize.
- We are going to Chicago on Sunday the 23rd of June till the 29th of June, for a Missionary training week. Pray for a safe trip and kids that are sleeping ok in a (again) new environment. Oh, and I so hope the beds are not too hard....but that is minor since I realized that if you are exhausted you start to sleep anywhere....
- Please pray for me since I am leading worship during this week.
- I am grateful that Caleb is eating a bigger verity of food. Makes life a bit easier.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
This is our next installment of the Didi Show the show that my daughter asked to do because she wants to be on TV. We talk a little bit about Germany, moving to South Carolina and she shows us her counting skills.