Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Zurowski Family Travelers

   I am happily breaking my blog fast today. Yeah, I went a little past the one month mark. Oops!  I guess I got a little fast happy ;)

   (March 16th - 22nd) - While I was "away",  I had the wonderful opportunity to really go away and travel to North Carolina to visit with some of my closest friends, the Hoar family!

I love these people!!!
I met the Hoars back when I lived in Thailand and have only grown in my love for them and their hearts for God and the Thai people. I am so thankful that they invited me to be a part of their furlough. They are the beeeest! (That's for you, Marg ;) 

   Let's see, oh, next I was sick with...something. I'm still not sure what it was. Strep maybe? It was horrible and that's pretty much all I can say about that. 

   Easter! How was yours? Ours was so nice! We even got a new family picture taken of us. Not professional of course, but will have to suffice for now:

Dad took a ton of other pictures, but I'll just share the most embarrassing funniest one with you for now :)

Yep. John's idea. Can you tell which one of us is the basketball player? ....Show-off :P 

Also, during this time, our good friend, Andrew, from New York spent a week with us. It is always so much fun to have him here :) 

   (April 16th - 27th) Next up was a trip up to New York and Dad leaving the same day for South Sudan. Both trips were wonderful in of themselves and it was great being with our loved ones (on both sides of the globe!). But then we were told the devastating news that a very good and long time friend of ours had passed away. So, Mom and the boys and I drove the 14 hours home and Mom and John were right back on the road the next morning to drive to our friends funeral which was several states away as well. Needless to say, my mother was rather tired by the time they came home. And yesterday my dad came home! It's always so wonderful to have him back safe and sound. It's also great to be back together as a family again, especially after such a whirlwind week. The Lord is good! 

   Now that I'm home, I'm anxious to get started on my garden! I just need to borrow a rototiller and then I'll be set. This years crop will (hopefully) consist of pumpkins, cucumbers, corn, bell peppers, beef steak tomatoes and carrots. Plus I plan on adding some flowers around the edges that are supposed to help keep the pests away. 

   Well, I must go now, but I will leave you with this beautiful Psalm first - 

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 
He will not let your foot be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. 
The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. - Psalm 121

Blessings to you!