The Way Back Home

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The Way Back Home

Today we start our journey back home!

I still have lots to share from our time here and I hope to do that in the coming weeks after Christmas. (It’s so hard to believe it’s almost Christmas! We’ve been focused on other stuff for so long we’ve pretty much missed the entire Christmas season.)

Anyway, in a few hours we’ll be off to the airport. We have the same route as our way here: Durban -> Johannesburg -> Frankfurt -> Calgary -> Saskatoon. We are praying for uneventful flights and kids that sleep :)

For anyone interested in meeting us at the airport, we are currently set to arrive in Saskatoon at 6:45pm Monday evening.

If we have access to the internet I’ll be sure to post a few photos on Instagram along the way.

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The Ten Year Plan

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This past summer was our ten year anniversary from graduating high school. How those ten years have already gone by I have no idea.

I definitely had a vision of what I imagined life would be at this point. And this sure doesn’t look like my vision. Not that it’s different in a bad way, just different than the ten year plan I had in my head.

Yesterday we celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary. Never would have I pictured we’d spend it in South Africa.

I don’t think planning is a bad thing, but this year more than ever I’ve realized that ultimately God is in control (yes, it really took me this long to figure that out) and His plan really is better than my plan.

His plans are bigger than my plans.

While I always wanted to adopt I don’t know if I believed it would really happen, but here we are!

It makes me so excited for the future and yet terrified because while this is a wonderful time it was also a long and tiring journey.

I can’t wait to see where we are at for our ten year anniversary!


 

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**also just a note: if you have the Disqus commenting system, our internet here in South Africa isn’t fast enough for it to work for me so I won’t be able to comment on your posts for now, but once we are back in Canada I will be able to again!

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Recently Enjoyed Things

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A few more random photos of our time here in South Africa . . .

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watching the monkeys as they climb down from the roof and jump into the trees

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hello

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I know a lot of people expect South Africa to be more like dirt roads and chaos on the roads but in the city here it is very modern

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decorating the Christmas tree

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yay!

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windy day at the beach

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my guys

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monkey!

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technically this is not a great photo but I love it

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so, Jared gets a lot of reading done here
(actually, he has, just not this day)

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smiles :)

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where’s Ephraim?

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the place we are staying for the next couple of days

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us with Robyn, our sweet social worker in South Africa
she was dropping Ephraim’s passport off this day,
which means we have all our paperwork, yay!

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