Our journey

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Oh how God has blessed us, that we should be called His children.

Selah had her 6 month well-baby check-up yesterday and she is still holding on to her 90th Percentile rank!! She weighs 18 pounds, 4 ounces and is 27 inches long. (Baby Tye has got some eatin' to do!!) The pediatrician agrees with us--she is a physically perfect baby! She smiles all the time and laughs a lot. She's also starting to pull herself across the floor to get to objects out of her reach!

The past 2 months has flown by. We had a lot to accomplish while we were in training and I think it was accomplished. The main thing that I think needed to happen while we were there was for us to be humbled and so completely overwhelmed that we cannot possibly consider relying on ourselves to get us through the next years. And who wants to just “get through?” We want to live abundantly in God’s grace and bring glory to His name. How much more we should seek after Him daily!!

We have made some good friends and learned how God is working all around. We’ve enjoyed a meal at the Cheesecake Factory and many, many nourishing meals at a local dining facility. We asked a few people to “monitor-sit” after Selah was asleep so Ryan and I could get out for a few hours. We visited a new pediatrician when Selah caught a cold that gave way for an ear infection a week later. Today she went back and got 5 shots!! Yikes! She is quite a trooper. On the other hand, her dad complained maybe a few seconds longer after his 2 shots. For those of you in Houston, you’ll be relieved to know that if we are bitten by a bat, we have no need to worry about contracting rabies because all three of us have been immunized.

We are grateful for the support of family and friends. Leaving is bittersweet.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Leaving soon...

3 weeks until our departure. We are getting more and more excited. Though we are also sober of our call and the task before us. Thanks for lifting us up. Selah is doing well (of course). She is eating solids. She really likes green beans and bananas, but not so much carrots or rice cereal.

Here are some fun pics. We all rode the Metro (subway) in Washington DC last week. This was the first subway Laura rode on (about 10 years ago), and it is Selah's first subway as well. I think my first one was in NYC on the A-train.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Real" Food for Selah

Well, here's her first attempt at eating "real" food. Some yummy (or not) rice cereal. She doesn't seem to be a big fan. We're going to try to sweeten it with some applesauce tomorrow and see what happens. We tried carrots tonight. That made for some good pics. Check out our photos to see those.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

First Swim

This past weekend we went to Nashville for Laura's brother's wedding. We had a great time seeing family. Selah reconnected with Grammy and Pops and with Uncle Chris and her new Aunt Allison. While there, we stayed at a nice hotel and Selah went swimming for the first time in the pool. As you can see, she is a regular Mark Spitz! She splashed like crazy and didn't mind water getting into her eyes or getting water into my eyes.