Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My First Blog

I have been wanting to do this for a while now, and finally decided to sit down and do it. I always seems to have so much going on in my mind, I decided to put it down in this blog.

You know when you have to tell a lot of people the same thing, and you get tired of repeating yourself, and you leave details out to each person...well, here I can type it one time and then send it to everyone to read it. That way, I won't leave out any details between people and everyone can see what is going on in my life.

On this Wednesday (hump day), I am truly blessed to have ED alive and well and with us in Texas. Some of you may know, and others may not, but Ed was in Kenya over Christmas (Dec. 19th through Jan. 5th) with an organization called International Sports Federation (ISF). They went over to an orphanage and gave Christmas to the children over there. There is ALOT to the story, and once Ed writes it out, I will post it here. But while ISF was in Kenya, the elections were taking place...the "wrong" person won...and riots broke out everywhere. Ed was in Kisumu at the airport, dropping off a team member who had to return to America for work. On the way back to the town they were working in, they got stopped at a roadblock and were attacked. Neither Ed, Hezzie (his Kenyan friend) or the drivers were hurt, but God used that event to catapult me into trusting HIM for everything. Ed and I have been saying for the past 4 months, "we trust God with our life" and HE made it clearly apparent during this time. I didn't hear the entire story until Ed arrived back in Texas on Jan. 5th. But while Ed and I were apart, I placed Ed in the Lord's hands and I trusted God to bring him home to us. After Ed called on New Years Eve, and I found out that things were not the safest to get out of the country, I didn't know whether or not Ed would get out safely or not. I sat down with my mother on Wednesday night of that week and said, "Mom, if the Lord doesn't bring Ed home...I will be ok...the boys and I will be ok." It wasn't until I TOTALLY gave Ed to the Lord that I started getting peace. He gave me a peace that passes all understanding. I knew that Ed would be coming home. And I have the Lord to thank for that!

I know this was a long post, and maybe it is even hard to follow...but it's my first time...and it will just get better with time.