The Country of Marriage

I give you what is unbounded, passing from dark to dark,
containing darkness: a night of rain, an early morning.
I give you the life I have let live for the love of you:
a clump of orange-blooming weeds beside the road,
the young orchard waiting in the snow, our own life
that we have planted in the ground, as I have planted mine in you. I give you my love...

Wendell Berry

Monday, April 11, 2011


So, you may or may not know that Jesse and I have a new job. We are now working as Relief Teaching Parents for Christ's Home for Children. This means, that Monday morning through Wednesday evening, we are parenting 7 children. These children are placed at Christ's Home for many different reasons, its like foster care. Because of the way that Christ's Home is set up (houses that house children, with 2 couples working at each house) we are able to house sibling groups who might be too large to be placed in foster care, and would otherwise need to be split up.

As you might imagine, this is a HUGE adjustment for us. We are so thankful that the other couple we work with ar really great. They have been so encouraging to us as we learn the ropes, and they really challenge us to grow in our walk with God. We would really appreciate your prayers, for us, the couple we work with, and all of the kids that we are interacting with. So, this is the news, we are working a crazy job, which we are continually realizing how much we need to rely on God.

Oh, we also now have internet, so hopefully I will get better at posting more often!