Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Family Stuff....Updates

First of all, thank you so much, those of you who prayed for or thought of our baby Titus. I am happy to report that he is much better....his lungs are clearing up and he is on the mend! In fact, he felt well enough to go out with Gramma and Mommy on Saturday night and then entertain the other ladies with his smiles....

Thank you too, for your support and prayers regarding the problem I mentioned here . (I cannot go into detail on such a public forum as this) It is ongoing and requires faith to believe it will end well. I appreciate any prayers for my family. If you want to pray for us with a bit more knowledge, you can email me and I will let you know what's up. Otherwise, the Father knows better than I do, even, what is going on.

And, an update on Vinjelu and Kathryn and their music......They now have a website http://www.anotherway.ca/ where you can listen to the song "Weeping" which is also available on iTunes (you have to search by title and also artist:Another Way).

They've performed a few different places over the last couple months and helped to raise money for a couple different projects both in Alberta and in Africa.

They will be sharing their plans for the future in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on May 2 - I expect they may sing a song or two, as well - if you are in our neck of the woods....come on by!

Kathryn is now doing a University course on Health Care Administration via correspondance. She will continue her studies while they are in Zambia (leaving at the end of this year) and when they return in 2 years, she will apply these courses to a nursing degree.
They've also moved to a different residence in the last month. These two things, coupled with her struggles with nausea, etc because of pregnancy, have slowed some of their musical plans down for the moment.
But go to their website and have a listen to the song, if you didn't get to download it from iTunes!

Jim is still working! We are very grateful for this - it is well past the 'normal' time for shutting down for spring. Every day he can work now is a couple more days that we can go without work over the summer. We are trusting God to open up doors so that he can get 10 days a month in after 'break up' is over. 2 weeks would be wonderful but that doesn't look likely.

(This photo was taken a few years ago - I haven't been out to any of his locations for a LONG time)

And, my 'baby' (19 yr old son) has moved back home for the last month but will be leaving for FIVE whole months in about 10 days. He will be away from home for his 20th birthday. I am not looking forward to saying goodbye for so long. I must say, he's a little conflicted about it, as well. Not enough to keep from being excited, though!
He will be studying at a Youth With A Mission base in Montana for 3 months then will be travelling with the class on a 'field assignment' to either Thailand, Ukraine, or Nepal for 2 months. On the field assignment, they will be helping with building, teaching English, doing dramas....... we don't know the specifics yet of what his exact assignment will be, but these are some of the activities that are normally included.

And just for fun.....here's my baby when he was only 5.

Don't you love the rubber boots in the middle of summer? LOL
Nothing in this post about weight loss.....I'll save that for tomorrow. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the friendship and support of this community - and keep you updated.


~TMcGee~ said...

Karyn, I must have missed the post about your little grandbaby being sick. :-( I am glad to hear that he is on the mend though. I still think about and pray for your family situation. If you ever need to talk about it, please don't hesitate to email me. Hugs to you my friend! Oh and I'll be praying for your son as he goes away for training. You must be so proud of your kids. :-)

~TMcGee~ said...

Oh and Karyn, I just went to your daughter and son in laws web page. I LOVE the song, seriously, I had tears. What a beautiful marriage (literally) of two cultures and music. If I knew how I'd ask for permission (and instructions lol) to somehow put that song on my blog.

arlene said...

Danny looks exactly the same!! He's still a cutie!

Still praying. For your whole family. It's that cover that will make all the difference, in each of their situations.

Sandy said...

He is sooooooo cute!!! I'm going to now to listen to their song.

Praying the Father's hand will move in your situation :)

Sandy said...

Oh My Goodness! I am so having hubby get that for me from iTunes. What an great song!!!!