Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Where did

August go? Wait! Where the heck did the summer go?

Crazy hours

I have worked crazy hours (12-16 hour days) since Thursday due to evacuating the entire nursing facility. Praise God "Irene" brought us high winds and rain for two days. We are so lucky. However, I am really missing my children and family....

I leave the house in the morning and they are asleep-
I get home at night and they are asleep-

I called home the other day to talk with Carson:
Me: Hey Carson, how are you?
Carson: Mommy, is that really you?
Me: Yes, its me
Carson: how is your trip going? are you safe?
Me: Yes, honey I am ok
Carson: Mommy, I really miss you, please wear your seat belt.
Me: Ok, I will
Carson: If you do not wear your seat belt you will get a time out for 5 minutes. 5 minutes because you are 5 years old, Mommy.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I thought

I saw you today....
I heard our song....
I heard your 'walk' down the hallway....
I heard your laugh as I was passing by....
you wanted to come back to church....
I smelled your scent....
someone said you were on the phone for me....
I heard your voice....
we could get our favorite ice cream at the custard hut....
someone was wearing your favorite jeans....
I received a letter saying you were sorry....
you invited me out to our favorite place to play arcade games....
you wanted to meet Carson and Cinderella....
I saw your phone number on my cell phone....
you just passed me on the road....
you wanted to see me....

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What do you think is she my

friends daughter
just a random little redhead

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When I grow up...

I want to be a

baseball player
a golfer.

Mommy, Can I be all those characters?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Left to die or left for help

I had the privilege of meeting 21 day old "Marie" who was wrapped in a towel and left on the streets of Guatemala. Once she was found, she spent five days in a local hospital were she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (water on the brain). "Marie" will have surgery next month to remove most of the water on her brain. The physicians have high hopes that she will be 'normal' once her surgery is complete. In the mean time she will live in an orphanage located outside of Guatemala City. Since "Marie" has not been recognized/claimed by any family members she will spend the rest of her life in an orphanage after her surgery. She will not be adoptable as she will be awarded to Guatemala.
As I looked at this beautiful baby my thoughts grew weary and my heart was heavy. My thoughts were two fold, how does this beautiful baby feel and what was the person thinking who left this child on the streets of Guatemala? While I wonder, make up stories in my mind and pray the only one who knows the truth is our heavenly father.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

lots of laughs

Carson says to Cinderella- "how much is the baby?" "so big"

Mommy I am going to hand-cup you.

Carson can I have a kiss? No Mommy, keep your lips for Daddy.

Mommy, Are you a ward (war) hater?

Carson would you like some ham? Yea, I will have 15 pounds of it.

Email received and photo review

Dear Jonathan GretaJo and Group
I want to thank you for all that was accomplished while you were here. Each and everyone of you played such an important part of what God wanted for the the days spent here in Guatemala. Your faithfulness to him has allowed so many to be blessed- they smiled and laughed with us, they played with us and worked. Their lives were filled with your presence, and most of all with His. As you think back over this trip I pray that the faces of those that you came in contact with, those that you shared joy with, will always be imprinted in your mind and heart that you will remember them in your prayers as I know they are remembering you.
Let us always remember that all this was made possible by God's grace and that His grace was and is and will be sufficient for us each time we step out of our comfort zone to do mighty exploits in His Name.
I love each one you and I can see what you bring to His Kingdom. Thank you for coming, thank you for laying your life down and taking up His.

I hope your trip home went ok!
We hope you'll want to come back! It would be great to confirm that as soon as possible.

Lord Bless you all!
Chris, Donna and all those of the Bethel team
P.s. Please forward to those of the group, or if possible, we'd love the emails addresses to be able to stay in touch personally as well. Thanks.
Christopher and Donna Mooney
Bethel Ministries International
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
cell: 011 502 5826-5320
t/fax: 011 502 7839-1513

More stories and pictures to come regarding our trip to Guatemala

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Guatemala mission team is home

There is so much to write about however I need to get my house in order first.