Thursday, May 15, 2008

Been a While

Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged. Since getting back to Malawi, I have been so busy with trying to get back in the swing of things. It was good to see my students again.

Here is a picture of what they drew on the board for me. It says, “Welcome back Mrs. McDonald!” It brought tears to my eyes. They really are a good group of kids. They had also written me cards welcoming me back.

Amber Elizabeth and Molly Grace fell right back into school with no problems. Sarah Rose was excited to see Joyce (our nanny). What a blessing. I was worried that she would have withdrawal issues once again after being with me everyday for 6 ½ weeks.

Shortly after we arrived, Sarah Rose had an assessment for Reception (it’s like 4 year old kindergarten). She “passed” so she will be going to school next year. She is excited. She keeps saying, “I will get to wear a uniform and a tie, have a backpack, and have homework.” I hope she stays this excited about school.

Molly Grace has just been enjoying life. She’s doing well in school and really enjoys it. Her birthday is coming up real soon and she is so excited. It’s so hard to believe that she will be turning eight years old. She has grown up so much this year. She no longer has the “little girl” look.

Amber Elizabeth has enjoyed being back. She really missed her friends. She was involved in Academy Idols. The ninth grade class put on a fund raiser for their safari trip and had Academy Idols modeled after American Idols. They had auditions (some made it and others did not) and then we had a Family Fun Night where the winners performed. Amber Elizabeth and two of her friends, Janelle Dehnert (our next door neighbor) and Kelley Grace Boersma (she lives at the other end of campus) sang a song by Hilary Duff. They did a real good job. I was so proud that she was willing to get on stage in front of so many people.

Here is a picture of the girls before the show.

This is just a little bit of what we have been up to. I will try and do a better job of blogging more often.

Love in Him,

1 comment:

The Silver Fox said...

Thank you for the great update and, as always, for the pictures. You all are so busy that any word is a treasure.

What a special welcome home from your "children." And thanks be to the Lord that your girls are adjusting so well to being back at ABC. I'm just glad that we were able to have you all here for your unplanned and unexpected visit. What a blessing that was for us.

And as for the Academy Idols contest, I can tell you who my winners are...those three beautiful girls!

We love you all and remember you in our daily prayers.

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