July 25, 2011

A Renewed Call

It has been so long since keeping this blog up-to-date and real. So in an effort to shed some light on the reality of our situation, I'm blogging here again. Plus, it's a good way for me to keep a journal going. We have moved to Quebec City now in order to begin French language school before our big move to Madagascar. It was so hard to say good bye to family and friends, and our home is still sitting empty with no buyer. We are praying God brings a buyer soon! Quebec City is unlike any part of Canada I've ever experienced. It truly is a different culture, and the language is no exception. We have only been here 12 days, and loneliness is starting to set in. Homesickness is welling up inside of me. My life is so busy with the little ones--you would think a quiet lonely time would be something I would long for! My personal quiet time with the Lord has been shoved aside, and that is also starting to take its toll. I just can't seem to find time. My children are getting up 'uber' early! This morning they woke at 5:55, and it seems like if I can't make time in the morning, it doesn't really happen at all. Well last night, I turned on some worship music by Michael W. Smith, and it must have been just what the Lord wanted for me, because I literally listened to my heart's cry through his song Here I Am. As I listened to this song, God calling on our family's life became real again. I don't anticipate this homesickness and loneliness to go away or get easier, but I have a renewed sense of why we're here. And why we gave up what we did back home.

There's a place where I can go
Where the angels hear me pray
I want to change
Yes I need Your touch
I'm waiting here for You
And I fall, at Your feet

I'll give it all, until the day we meet
Here I am

Ready to give up my life for the One
Here I am
Ready to pour out my heart for the Son
Here I am

Here I come to Your threshing floor

Where the angels fear to tread
I'm waiting here for the King of love
And to hold the hands that bled
And I fall, at Your feet

I'll give it all, until the day we meet

Here I am
Ready to give up my life for the One
Here I am
Ready to pour out my heart for the Son

 Here we are, sitting in our apartment in Quebec City getting used to the 30+ weather with humidity around 80% making it feel more like 40 degrees out.

1 comment:

Melissa-Ann said...

you know its hot when the kids have no clothes on. lol!
I do not envy you in that heat.
lovely candid picture though.