To God be the glory that we can say it! We are praising Him for His provision in getting us here and for providing the "things" we need: beds, appliances, Legos. We are praising Him for giving us the joy and hope in each new day with all of the new things we face. We are praising Him as He gives us comfort in all the things, places, people (and can I just add in food!?!) that we miss.
So, I'm told a picture is worth a thousand words. This is a random summary of our past almost 2 months of "Hi, we are the Stewarts and we live in Holland!?!"
|A Welcome party on our first day hosted by fellow missionaries at Tyndale. The boys enjoyed meeting up with some of the friends they made last year!|
|We stayed in the dorms at Tyndale for the first about two weeks while all the paperwork and construction work was finished on our rental home. The boys were looking at a card Meme sent Benjamin for his birthday!|
|During our first week Benjamin turned SIX years old! All the students joined us for an ice cream celebration and a sweet new friend, Katy, surprised us with fun decorations!|
|Ready to blow out the candle!|
|Paul helping with the flooring...|
|Clean up round one...we now have planted some strawberries, raspberry bushes and Alex's long awaited Kiwi vine! Elijah has planted a pumpkin patch and Mommy put in lettuce and broccoli.|
|Front yard...also round one we have some flowers now!|
|Picnic at the house before we moved in.|
|One of our first nights in our new home...this is 10:30 at night and yes, that's the sun you see not a reflection of the flash on the window! Not easy to convince little people to go to bed with the sun still up!|
|More Road construction...|
|Continuing the Stewart tradition of reinforcing the chairs, you will have to ask Alex and his brother Joel about those stories! We are so thankful for all of the furniture that was donated for our home!|
|Independence Day Celebration with fellow Americans in Holland!|
|Roasting marshmallows on the 4th of July!|
|Getting Mommy's bike ready to go. Micah will ride in the front, Paul in the back and the groceries go on the rack over the front wheel! Mommy muscle is being taken to a whole new level!|