Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bach-in it

Sharon has been looking forward to the Josiah Venture women's retreat for many months and yesterday she finally left.  Since we were not in Europe we didn't think she would have a chance to go. But a couple weeks ago we were praying about it again and about an hour later our supervisor called and told us to buy some tickets.  Our friends and colleagues in Slovenia were putting some money together to help pay for the cost of getting my wife to the conference.  What an astounding answer to prayer it was.

Then we had a wind storm on Sunday night and lost power from around 3pm until 7:20am.  I was impressed as Sharon packed in the dark and didn't get a shower the day she would be traveling a long way.  But Eliana and I dropped her and Maia off at the airport yesterday morning and off they went.

Eliana and I are having fun but she keeps reminding me that, "mommy will be back" in her emphatic 2 year old way (see below).  We were out and about yesterday and I realized why Sharon always has a change of clothes for the wee ones (pun intended).  Now Wikileaks has made a lot of news lately but this one was more of the Diaper kind than the infamous Wiki sort.

Today has been great as I have been able to multitask seamlessly both working on emails and playing Barbies at the same time.  But I am guessing Eliana won't look near as put together and cute this week with dad dressing her.  Her hygiene won't be at the same level she is used to and world just won't be as structured as other weeks.

Man I got a lot of respect for my wife and all you moms out there.


in process

We found out that the Slovenian visa office would not accept Sharon, Eliana, and Maia's visa applications in Slovenia.  Instead they wanted us to submit them through the Slovenian Embassy in Washington D.C.   So Terry shipped the girls paperwork and important documents to me and I then after getting one more certified copy of our marriage license (they expire after 3 months in the eyes of the SLO govt.) I sent them off to the D.C. Embassy.  They arrived yesterday and all of our visa applications are now IN PROCESS!!

Pray that the paperwork moves quickly and that we are granted temporary residence visa's soon.  Though a bit of an emotional roller coaster at times, we are content with where we are at knowing that God is in charge. But we are still hoping to return to Slovenia soon.  We are so excited to get back.

Here is a totally unrelated shot of Eliana and I catching snow flakes on our tongue from a couple weeks ago.