One of the things I have learned about blogging over the past years, is that the very thing that you most want to write about generally keeps you from writing. That thing is called life. When I get busy, I stop posting. This is a very common phenomenon and is not unique to me. Between getting busy with Christmas knitting and some less than kind comments left on some of my last blog posts, I basically just stopped talking about what I was up to. This really makes me sad. I have an empty space on my blog/journal/memory book of 18 weeks and that is just not acceptable to me. So, without further delay, here is what I have been doing for the past 18 weeks.
Let’s start with the most important news first.
We had another grand-baby in September. The trip out to Colorado was quick, but full of wonderful memories. Baby Luke Alan Fillmer was born on September 17, 2011, at 10:07 am, in Longmont, Colorado. His hats and socks fit him reasonably well, but his momma and daddy really like the sleep sack that I made for him. He is in it constantly and it keeps him so warm. Important thing to have in Colorado in the Fall. Here are the four Fillmer Boys (3 generations) within an hour or so of the birth.
Last time I posted, Scott was in Uganda on his first mission trip. He has since gone back there again and the two trips could not have been more different. Our church does mission work in such a unique way. The focus is a personal connection with individuals, not church planting. Therefore, the last trip Scott went on was an all male, soccer oriented trip. The guys connected with individuals and, more importantly, the community, by going over and “hanging out” or spending time with those who shared the same interests. Through this connection, the guys were able to share the love of Christ with many from the community who might not have been touched otherwise.
This second trip had nine members (4 guys and 5 gals) and was all about clean water and the kids. The story of the trip can be found here: http://www.scottfillmer.com and the photos, as always, are astonishing! Here are a couple of my favorites.
There are so many awesome photos from this trip that it is worth a jump over to Scott’s blog just to look at the photos.
Ok, SERIOUSLY? I have to take a minor break here….my computer just bit the dust and the hard drive is DEAD, so this post will be continued when I am back up and running…stay tuned…