I haven't written much about our children lately. They finished school (ICI Academy) the first week of June. There were a few things we had to finish after that, but they kept a good attitude about school dragging into the summer.
After going back to the US in February 2013, then returning to Congo in March 2014, our last few school years were rather interrupted. I thought this was going to be the year that we would spend all in one place and have a more consistent schedule.
We were in Impfondo the majority of the time, and we still did school during our month in Ethiopia, and we learned outside the classroom while in South Africa.
Even while we were in Impfondo, our school days were not always consistent. We started school in the midst of Ebola awareness, and our first day of school was the same time some of our teammates evacuated. We stayed prepared for evacuation ourselves, just in case.
The rest of the school year was challenging as well; sometimes there just things that pulled my attention in other directions. In spite of this, the kids persevered. They kept working through as much of their lessons as they could do independently, and we worked the rest in when we could.
I was proud of them and glad to see them maturing. Now they are enjoying the summer with much more free time. We're still spending some time each morning with Bible, journaling, and other writing. But they have more time to read for pleasure, play with their toys, and enjoy the great outdoors.
|Isabelle just had her 12th birthday.|
She picked out the fabric at the market, and we made matching dresses for her and Molly.
|Ian has had a growth spurt over the last six weeks.|
He's now about the same height as me.
It's time to update the family picture!
|Caleb loves playing on the stacked trunks as we work on packing.|
It's fun to have a different perspective for awhile.