Sunday, September 14, 2008

There's no place like home, there's no place like home.....

I've been sitting here for a few minutes trying to figure out where to start. I told my friend Bonita last night how glad I was that Daniel was with me in Brazil because I'd hate to have to come home and try to tell him all about it. She agreed because her husband went too. It's just so hard to put into words!

To start, you can go to the ministry blog and read our day by day posts from the trip. That was really cool to be able to do. We all contributed stories and highlights and hopefully soon there will be pictures too. I'll have to get on that in the next few days.

First things first the Wendi's!!!! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about and you're saying "who in the world is Wendi and why are there two and why is that a big deal?", then go here to catch up.)

Can I just tell you how awesome it was to see Wendi get hold of that baby for the first time? It was so sweet! Damiana was so excited to see her that she came looking for US! We were actually on our way to her house and she came walking down the street. A few of us went back to her house and visited for a while. We brought baby clothes for her (thanks again Melissa!) and Wendi was thoughtful enough to bring gifts for Damiana and her other daughters. It was an amazing experience!

They had baby Wendi dedicated the next day at the church and they asked Wendi to come up front with the family. Baby Wendi had on a dress Wendi brought that had been her niece's. She looked so sweet. And did I mention she is only 4 months old? Um, yeah. Go back and look at that close up again.
So anyway, there's my first story. Short and sweet. And there are so many more!


ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Glad you are safe and sound!! I've been praying!!! I'm glad things went well!! love ya!

Lisa said...

I am glad you are home! Just crying reading about the two Wendi's. Did adult Wendi just bawl? I would have. I have been praying and reading the ministry blog. I know when Sandy went to Mexico on a mission trip, I hated not being able to know what all he saw (people, acts of God, etc.) I am glad you and Daniel have that to share. With love.

Melissa said...

You are home!! I am so glad! I am sure it's impossible to share it all. We are glad that the trip went so well and it was great to get to read about it first hand on the blog. :) You guys be safe! See you soon! Love you!

Faith said...

Soooo glad you are home! It is impossible to put into words all that goes on during a trip. I am thankful that you and Daniel are partners in missions together. Now, we need another trip with me and Chad partnering with ya'll ;)

These pics of the Wendi's are just precious, oh my!

Love you girl!

Ashleigh said...

I am sure you are overwhelmed with emotion! So happy you had a great time and are home safe and sound. I enjoyed following along on the blog.
Hope to catch up and hear about it all soon!
Love you!!!

Mulchy Mama said...

Glad you are home!! Kept up with the Missions blog, but I can't wait to hear about it from YOU!!!!! I think it's flat out awesome that you & Daniel are able to do that together...I know it must bring you so much closer to experience something like that.

MiMi said...

We missed ya'll and are so glad that you are home. Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

Valarie said...

Can't wait to hear more stories! Love that they asked Wendi to be up there with their family. How precious is that?! God is good girl!

Love ya and glad you're home safe and well.