Friday, October 5, 2012

The Past Few Months...

I cannot tell you how many times I have sat down at my computer screen to update our blog. I usually find myself staring at an empty word document unmotivated to write because of the amount of papers  have already written for school, toddler tantrums, sleepless nights, culture mess ups,  and so on that I come in contact with on a daily basis. To say we have been busy that past few months back in Japan would be an understatement. Now that there’s light at the end of the tunnel I am starting to feel like a normal person again, well as normal as I can feel being at the end of pregnancy.

When we got back to Japan in August we hit the ground running. We were swept back into life here by helping out the “new guys”, who were eventually to become our dear friends in a very short amount of time, learn about life here in Japan. We spent days grocery shopping, site seeing and answering questions to help our new friends start to feel like home in such a foreign place. It was a sweet time of fellowship and fun.

September came rolling around and Justin and I found ourselves deep into school work. We spent night after night working to make deadlines. And we were so exhausted every night.  I am beyond happy to say we are at the end of that crazy time and pushing the button to send our final projects in have never felt better. I still am working on one class but I am so close to finishing I can’t help but be excited.

The school year took off as well and has kept Justin busy, busy, busy. Last week he spent a few days on a retreat with his high schoolers that I’ll have to let him write about, hopefully soon.

As far as the rest of our lives go we are slowly starting to slow down and pass on some of our responsibilities for a short while as we prepare to welcome our sweet baby Cora Grace into the world. We are about four weeks away and ready to meet our precious little one. Noah is very excited about his little sister and is ready for her to come be a part of our family.   

I am thankful for my mom who will be making the long journey to be a part of Cora’s birth by staying with Noah at the house and taking great care of him. The hospital stays here in Japan can be as long as seven days so having her here taking care of Noah is a huge relief for me to know my precious first born will have family to be with while mommy and daddy are away. 

Please pray for us in the next coming weeks as big changes and decisions are going to happen/be made. We are excited to see all God has planned for us in the weeks and months ahead. 

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