Prayers and Pics August 8th

My prayer request will also serve as an update today. We need so much prayer.

-Passports: After the dust settled with the passport DRAMA Monday, we realized that we are now two weeks behind where we should be and still two or three weeks out from passport. PLEASE PRAY IT IS TWO AND NOT THREE.


-Russ, Lily, and Ava are headed home on the 18th. And i am devastated. I knew it was likely, and I was totally okay with it, until it became a reality. I'm not now. Please pray for their safe return and all of our hearts for having to be apart before we are ready for it.

-Jane and Boo will be headed home on the 29th. Again. Devastated. If all had gone perfectly this is when we would have been headed home. I knew better than to expect that, but I did hope and pray for it. Safe travels and hearts please.

-My heart. I am growing weary. It is a little bit like when I have a newborn and I am able to run on adrenaline for six weeks straight and then I slam against a wall. Actually, it is exactly like that. The problem is when I hit that wall with the girls, I would take a pump and take an afternoon to myself with the help of Nana, Boomommy, Daddy & Co. Even with BooMommy still here that just isn't possible here. For one there is nowhere to go. With five kids they are always up down and around so a nap by myself can't happen. And with a huge house to destroy explore I can't just check out for four or five hours to recover. Please pray for endurance. 

Mr. Anthony teaching me how to make Katogo. Sole Hope Playground. AKA our sanity saver. Beans with her favorite person, Mr. Anthony!