I have been wanting to update you all in regards to Edwin's sister, April Markley. I apologize for not getting an update out sooner. I do want to say THANK YOU all for the amazing support of prayer on the Markley's behalf and for our family as well. You have all been so kind and thoughtful in your emails and comments about the situation our family is going through. We have recieved an email from April, praising the Lord that she is doing very well and that things seem to be healing! We serve a POWERFUL God! The doctors there in Australia have told her that she does need to stay near a large hospital that is equipped for an early delivery, since she is still as risk of that happening. For her to go back to Papua New Guinea before she has the baby, is out of the question. The main question that needed to be answered was whether or not she would be able to travel back to the states for the remaining time of her pregnancy. She has been cleared by the doctors to travel home to the states, but due to the extra financial need, they have chosen, through much prayer, that they are to stay in Cairns Australia for the remaining months of April's pregnancy. To tell you the truth, both Edwin and I were bummed to hear that they are not coming home, but THRILLED that both mommy and baby are healthy and doing well!!! All praise to God! We THANK you for your prayers for our family. It was an opportunity for us to commit our beloved family into God's mighty hand of protection. We would ask that you do continue to lift the Markley family up before the Lord; for the months ahead of being away from their fellow co-workers, for their two boys, Jordan and Judah, as life has quickly changed for them, for Jeremiah as he desires to continue to work on as much tribal translation work as possible, and of course, for dear April as she continues to homeschool the boys, her pregnancy as she grows their precious little one, and making their new living arrangements as homey as possible, especially with Christmas around the corner. Thank you and God bless you!
Well, as many know, our little town has been hit by what we from the east would call, a good "north-east-a". It started a few days ago, the temp. dropping quite low and then the snow came. Needless to say, the girls have been absolutely thrilled with their answered prayers for snow! To tell you the truth, mommy, did NOT want any snow, basically I was looking forward to a normal midwest kind of winter...which is very little snow, if any at all. But once I awoke to the shrills of my girls excitment because of everything in sight being covered in snow, all I could do was smile and help them get dressed for some good 'ol snow playing!
Seeing the snow did remind me of my growing up years, being from New England, childhood memories flooded my mind of playing endless hours outside with my brother and sister. We used to go zipping down a HUGE pile of snow into our backyard (it was accumulated for us by dad who when snowblowing the driveway would blow the snow into a giant mountian for us to slide down). Then there were the tunnels we would make with mom, you see snow storms would bring amounts of snow that would pile up to be taller than me, as a kid, that was super fun!
Now, as a mommy, I have the joy of helping my kiddos into their snow gear, wiping up puddles of melted snow, and my favorite part, kissing rosy red cheeks! :) It has been fun as a family to have some time together enjoying God's beautiful creation of sparkly white snow. I wanted to share some pictures with you all of our "winter wonderland".
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