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Telling Secrets

faith, fatherhood, and culture

ADVENTURES IN MO-TOWN (PART III)

Friday, August 05, 2005

Just a quick update.
Brigitte and Andrei are here now and Malachi is loving it. So nice to have others to help care for him. Now I know why it takes a village to raise kids ;) I don't think we're meant to do it alone.

Another great thing! - They were able to drive our new mini van out (well, it's not technically ours yet) that we're buying from Vaun and Barry Swanson. As you know, this was a big prayer request as we drove the Saturn out with 3 of us in it and somehow need to get 5 of us (plus my mom) home . The night of the Xylem party at their house, Vaun asked if there was anything they had that would make our trip easier. At the time, I couldn't think of anything....until I was pulling out of the driveway and noticed their Toyota Previa sitting there. I told Caleb about it and he called her the next day. Turns out, they have been planning to sell it. So, they got us a temporary tag, oil change, washed it, and sent it on it's way with Brigitte and Andrei. Thank you so much Vaun and Barry!

It has been so amazing to watch the Lord open so many doors through this process. I don't think I've ever experienced anything like it and sure does humble me in a lesson of faith.

So, I'm 38 weeks today, we had a midwife appointment yesterday - pretty uneventful but good. It's a good opportunity to get to know her. It's also neat for me to make this connection because she's the academic dean of the midwifery school that I've been looking into out here (not that I'll be doing that anytime soon with twins;).

So, now, Christie's other client just needs to have her baby ;) so she can come out and join us and I'll be ready for labor ;) I'm happy to wait until the babies are ready, just hoping I'm not one of those odd people (which we already know I am) that goes past her due date with twins.

Malachi is really struggling with naps and bedtime. Definitely pushing his boundaries in his new environment. But, we're just trying to love him through it and stay consistent as we sometimes spend 2 hours and a few timeouts to get him to lay down. We have lots of talks about why we're here and reassuring him that we are going back home, sometime soon. Please do keep him in your prayers.

Well, that's all I can think of for now. I'm on short leave while Malachi stays with Brigitte and Andrei so I could go to the chiropractor - better get back!

Love, Angela (Caleb, Malachi, MaxA and MaxB)

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