Response: Hi Baby, I will try and get ahold of you from Holland. I do however think the ferry ride will be fine. I might enjoy the ocean after all this red dust!! I can also figure out a flight when I get to Vancouver. It will be very easy to get in touch with you then as opposed to Holland. But I will still try to get ahold of you. I can't wait to see you all again, thanks for calling the agency for me, I'm heading back from here to Kenya with another 5 people so I won't be alone if there are any mess ups. I love you and will talk to you soon!
Response: Thank you my wonderful friend. I love you, miss you and thank you. Africa is more than I ever could have imagined. Give everyone big hugs and kisses....lots to you!
Take good care Love,
Response: Hi Mom!!!!!!!!
it's so nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for being with the babies! What a blessing you are! I miss them so much and PLEASE let them and for you too know, I'm sorry to not call, i've already spent 70.00usd on phone calls and I'm now out of minutes again. I miss speaking to you all so very much but it is so expensive, I'll email as much as I can instead. The trip Mom is more than I could have ever imagined. The people (for the most part) are so wonderful, the children have smiles like you have never seen before and are just absolutly beautiful. I love it here Mom and as much as I miss everyone terrilbly, really am not ready to come home yet. It's that great. There have been a few rough days, very rough. It's such a different world here and I feel very at peace in it. Especially in the countryside. I do miss you all so much though and please tell my babies how much I really miss them, Love them and CAN't wait to hold them again. I'm so sorry to not be calling. I love hearing their little voices and I can't believe I missed Bryant's Bday. We have no concept of what day it is, or even what time it is during the day's. I'm so sorry Buddy!! did he have a good bday? I hope so. Well, I'm going to try and get a message out on teh blog so will sign off but I love you guys so very very much and could never thank you enough Mom for being there. This dream wouldn't have come true without you. I love you so very much and am so proudl to have you for a Mom. With all the love you can handle, Your daughter.
Response: Hey Dad! Yes, I'm taking everything quite well. there have been a few rough days, one absolute melt down but at least it was in the hotel room by myself. You can only handle so many death stories in one day. Especially such brutal, horrific ones such as these. I miss you lots too and thank you so much for being there with the kid's, I couldn't do it without you guys. I love you and cna't wait to see you soon!
Response: Hey hon!
Thanks for taking aylee for me, I'm sure she loved it! Tell kelsey auntie says "hi sweetie! I miss you and love you sooo much! I hope you had fun with Aylee and can't wait to hug you again!" Good luck with the transitioning, it will be interesting but "Im sure she will do fine. She's a big girl and her sister will take care of her. All is well here, I'm loving it and despite missing the family terribly, could use a few extra days here. It's an amazing story to tell. Anyhow, give everyone kisses and hugs for me and send my love. Can't wait to see you again!
Response: Hi Daddy, Glad your spending time with Chelse. I saw pictures of her on the computer and yes, she is big! However, I hope healthy. I hope you are taking good care of yourself too there Dad. Africa is great, not yet ready to come home. But miss the family soooo much. Please give everyone lots of love for me, lots to you too and good luck with Jay, hope things are okay there. I miss you too Daddy and love you very much! Lots of kisses and hugs....
Response: Hello Donais family!! Well, I don't want to jinx myself, but so far, only one bug incident. My roomie came back one night and found a MASSIVE cocoroach in our room!!!! About the size of a small cell phone! I"m glad it wasn't me but it did make me realize that large things can make their way in :(
How is the family? All here is well, loving it as usual! I wish we caught a pic of the apron! Give everyone hugs and kisses for me!
Response: Hi Ma!
Thanks for your message!! I am having an amazing time and please tell Ed I say hello and thank you! I will be home...not so soon but that's okay by me! I really love it here, minus the tummy issues! I will be safe and please do the same back home. Can't wait to tell you about it all! Give everyone lots of love for me, and lots to you too!
Your daughter, Tara
Response: Hi Baby,
I miss you too....so very much. I really wanted to talk to you last night but my phone ran out of minutes while talking to Ayle's. I hope you are having a nice time with the kid's. I hear Rach has been babysitting alot. Is all okay? I will get more minutes soon. So far, about 50usd on phones. But I miss you guys and think it's worth it. I love you so very much, please give you and the kid's such big hugs and kisses for me. Can't wait to fill you in on the trip, what an amazing place baby. I really am elated to be here and am loving every minute. Minus the poop thing. did you mean to spell whole "hole" just to add to the effect??? :)
I love you honey and will try to talk to you soon. Take care of our family.
xoxoxoxoxoxox wife xoxo
Response: Hey Kelly,
I'll bet you will be llonley for a little while, but soon will make some new friends. I'm glad to see you got there safely. I'm sure Jen will be lonely without you! I am having a great time..I don't think I'm quite ready to go home yet but do miss the family terribly. Anyhow, take good care of yourself and we'll touch base again soon..hopefully! all the best,
Response: Hi Daddy, It doesn't sound like your chat went well. I'm sorry. Like I mentioned before, I hope your thinking of what to do with yourself in the future. I am trying to enjoy all today has to offer, so far, so good. It's really nice to get your messages, I love and miss you so very much. Take good care of yourself Daddy and I'll talk to you again soon. You will be in my prayers and I'll ask anyone if they know the elephant story :)
Response: Hi Brenda!
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am having an amazing time and please tell the boys, I can' t believe I'm here either!! Take good care of yourselves and I can't wait to see you when I get home :)
Response: Hey!!! Yes...your notes are making it my way!! There is only one computer therefore, always a line up for it!! Thank you so much hon for checking in on the family for me!!! I greatly appreciate it and tell Kelsey, Auntie Tara says hello and I love her too!! I hope everyone is doing well, all here is great! Tiring, emotional but a dream come true. I looked up at the sky the other night while we were visiting a child, the sun was setting and there was about 30 african kid's in the backround singing and clapping as the little sponsored boy sat there talking with his sponsor. I had to withhold tears because this is truly, a dream come true. So thank you for all your kind words and your help with the family. Give all yours my love, hugs and kisses! I miss you and can't wait to see you when I return.
Lots of love,
Response: Hi guys!!! How are you?! Yes, the kid's here are exactly the same as ours! They are so sweet and so happy! I hope everyone is well, I am doing great! Tired and emotional but great! Thank you so much for the message, I really like getting them!! Kiss teh kid's for me and I can't wait to see you guys when I get home.
Lots of Love!!!
Response: Hi guys!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the message!! I have not met Therese yet so no updates on that end. Things are well, emotional but well. It's long days but wonderful days. Africa is more than I thought it would be, the people are very friendly and it is a beautiful country. I can't wait to share it all with you when I get home. Cam..I was thinking of you on Sat and praying you got home safely. It must be nice to be back. Emily, there are so many kid's here your age, they are great!! Your old clothes will come in VERY handy!! Erica...get back to the books :) I am sorry to have missed your birthday, did you have a good day and night? I hope you did. You guys take good care of yourselves and I can't wait to see you again!!
Lots of love from afar!
Response: Hey!!!! I am so sorry it's takekn so long to reply! There's only one computer and there's alwyas a line up for it. I am going to try and upload some pic's but it takes forever!!!!! How are the babies? I miss you guys! AFrica is everything I thought it would be and more. It's such an experiance, I wish I could pack it all up and take it home with me. We are all crying everyday. One minute your crying and the next hour your dancing and clapping with a group of singing african kid's. What an experiance. I am so blessed to have this dream come true. Please kiss the kid's for me...how's Brenna's walking coming along? I can't wait to see you guys again soon and don't worry...I have a TON of pic's to show you! Thank you so much for the message! I really enjoy getting them. I do get them, I may not have lots of time to reply, but I get them and love them! Thanks so much hon and I can't wait to see you again!
Lots of Love from afar,
Response: Hi baby girl!!!! I love it when you write to me!! I really liked talking to you last night! I miss you guys sssssooooooooooooooo much! I hope you are having a good day today, I am! It's a great day today, except Mommy's tummy is not feeling very well today. Hopefully tomorrow it will be better. Please give Landen lots of hugs and kisses for me and I am sending SSOOOOO many to you too! Make sure you have fun with Nana, Papa, Daddy Auntie and Uncle! Tell them all I love them. I will talk to you again probably tomorrow night and I can't wait!!! I love you angel and please tell Daddy I love him so much and miss him terribly. Have a great day Baby girl!
Lots of Love,
Ps. I made everyone tonight at supper say our "rub a dub dub" prayer and told them how you yell as loud as you can so God can hear you. They all think your cute. I love you baby,
Response: Hi Daddy! I finally have some time to return some messages! Africa is everything I hoped it would be and more. i can't wait to tell you all about it when I get home. It's really emotional. One minute your crying your eyes out just wanting to curl up in bed and sob and the next hour your clapping and dancing, having a great time!! The days are long, usually gone by 8am and back by 9:30pm...just like your days!! I miss you very much and it's so nice to hear from you. how is jay and how was your chat with Cath? I hope you are doing well and not running yourself into the ground. I love you so very much and can't wait to talk to you soon! Take good care of yourself Daddy and I'll catch up soon...I hope :)
Lots of Love,
Response: Thanks Romy! I hope all is well with you, things are good here. Very emotional as you could imagine. I hope you guys had a good time in Parksville, and are enjoying your holidays, you could use the break. Thanks for the message, sorry it took so long to reply. We'll catch up soon I'm sure!
Take care for now,
Response: Hey Tara! Sorry for the late reply. There is only one computer here and it's ALWAYS busy. How is the family? I hope well. AFrica is wonderful, emotional and a dream come true. I have taken lots of pictures and someone is doing lots of video taping I'm hoping to get my hands on. I am trying to keep this page updated but it's not easy!! It takes forever to upload pic's and there's always a lineup for the computer. Tell everyone I say hello, thank you so very much for your message and I'll talk to you again soon I'm sure!
Response: Hi Sissy!! I'm SOOOO happy you emailed me!!! I love you so very much and I know the kid's are in great hands. They love you so much and I know you'll love them just as much back. I am having a wonderful time and I can't wait to tell you all about it. I hope you are enjoying the rest of the summer and looking forward to rowing! Hasn't it started by now? Today is the first day isn't it? Let me know how you like it. I miss you, love you like crazy and can't wait to see you again. Don't let the bed bugs bite!!! I love you sis, thanks for the message and as always, I"m proud of you.
Lots of love,
Response: I will miss you too and can't wait to catch up when I get home. Take care of those kiddies and get some girl time in for yourself. You could use it :)
Response: Thank you Deb! Please give hugs to those cutie pies for me! All the best to you and Mike and we'll chat along the way :)
Swap n shop buddie!