Thursday, May 16, 2013

What More Could a Mother Ask For?

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
--Ephesians 3:20-21

During the rough days living here in South Asia, 
When the language study is frustrating, 
The power goes out while the bread is half-baked, 
Or the barrage of motherhood's demands will not quit, 

A mother just has to search her life for blessings. 

South Asia will wear a mother out if she isn't careful.

As we remembered last year on Mother's Day, the journey of motherhood is great
(even though last Mother's Day was spent on the train).

This Mother's Day was spent at home, with more beautiful flowers and a cute pillow proclaiming Kristie as the "best ma ever". 

Kristie got to spend the day with Rebekah--the daughter God gave her--

And Annie, the "daughter" we discovered here in South Asia.

But even better than the focus upon Kristie as a mother
Was what we got to see in the small river next to our house: 

One of the first residents in our rehabilitation home
Who has been going through months of physical and emotional rehabilitation,

Made the decision to proclaim her loyalty and dedication to Jesus Christ.

Kristie did not mind taking a back seat on "her day" to what God is doing in South Asia!

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