Thanks for my birthday, friends. You really, really made it special. THANK YOU. If you missed it (which is totally fine, because I’m always missing birthdays–even when I love people!!), here are the 37 Things I Want for my 37th Birthday.
And I already got some of them! Sweet!! And some are in progress. Woot! One lone wonderful gal donated an Expecting book to Grace House (a new pregnancy center that friends of friends are starting in Estonia in January). I would loooooove to be able to send them with a whole big box, so if that’s something you’re able to do (or even want to give $2-$3 toward), let me know!
Today, on this first day of November (how is this possible??), the day after my b-day, the day after Cherry came to live with us, the day after a really rough night (lots of anxious thoughts, sleeplessness, then a nightmare), I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed, a little bit raw, a little bit humbled, and a whole lot loved.
And this 38-second video? Warmed my heart to bubbling and almost bursting this morning. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE.
Now, if I could just get everyone in America to call me Ma-LA, my life would be complete. (p.s. These are my awesome friends, Veasna, Panha, and Yvonne, all of whom are going on the mission trip to India in December. SPONSOR THEM??? Then my life would really, really be complete.)
Last thing. My friend, Sarah, is featuring 30 different women’s stories on her blog this week. They all have a common theme: God. His love, his redemption, his comfort in suffering, his plan (even when we can’t see it). I’m up today, sharing honestly about some tough stuff we’ve been through (and are still going through) this year.
Happy November, friends!!