Feeling Pampered

There’s a wee little miracle-girl laying beside me squealing, giggling, kicking, “talking” and gently rubbing my leg…{and she’s been doing it since somewhere around 1:45 am}.  Jet lag has had me up as well…and so I’ve been awake since 1:15am.  

Clearly little Miss Ruby is happy her mommy is home and her mommy is oh-so-happy to have her beside her again.

I was definitely concerned at to how she would do, but thankfully, through the power of prayer and the tender care of that man of mine – Ruby did amazing!

Daddy did admit that he hadn’t realized what a 24 hour commitment Ruby’s care is.  Every day, all day {and all night} Ruby must be monitored and tended to.  He said he had no idea until he was in charge of her care.   He was so sweet about it and his words definitely made my heart smile.

The kids had a bouquet of flowers, a sign and handmade cards and were cheering with delight when they saw Liberty and I come through the doors at the airport.  No doubt, they missed us!

 After a time of some family stories and fun, I went upstairs to “kiss guy” and while tucking in the little girls, I complimented Elizabeth and Jubilee on how clean their room was.  Elizabeth’s expression turned completely serious as she said, “It took us three days to get it like this!”  Ha!

I saw it before I left.  

I believe her.

While I was away, unbeknownst to me, Dw painted our bathroom cabinets.  They look stunning! Then Graham and Savannah painted the walls of the bathroom “Lilac Blush”.  Wow.  It looks like I live in a different place I left from.

Our bathroom was quite horrid before {truly, the color was a creepy dark rust’ish’ orange tone – blahk} so it’s totally remarkable at what two cans of paint can do – one on the cabinets and one on the walls.   It looks gorgeous!  Such an incredibly delightful surprise to come home to.

Dw even had a sweet bouquet of purple flowers on the bathroom sink.  It made me feel so pampered.

As for Africa, I am still processing my thoughts on my time in Africa and have many more stories to share.  As the jet lag leaves and the fog lifts, I will continue sharing my heart.

In the meantime, I am so grateful I could go lead a team of beautiful God-honoring women, serving the orphans and vulnerable together with them, stay in Emma’s new home,  enjoy old friends and new in Uganda, savoring every second with our precious Emmy.

No doubt, God’s favor and blessing was evident throughout the trip and we are so thankful for His overflowing love toward us every single day.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22, 23

11 thoughts on “Feeling Pampered

  1. Love the pics! Your kids are all so excited! Can't wait to hear more stories. Still praying for that special Ugandan princess…and for you too!

  2. How I love your stories, Miss Linny, and your heart. I can practically "see" your new bathroom- and how I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweet little miracle girl!

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