Typhoon Pablo (Bopha)

While we here in Davao had plenty of rain yesterday, just north of us was hit much harder and 81 people died in the storm.
Read more at http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/

Pray for the many affected by the storm!


I don't know what my friends in the USA are hearing about our weather here....there is a typhoon passing by about 60 miles north of us. We have lots of rain, pleasantly cool weather and breezes - with some strong gusts at times...but overall, it's just a really rainy day here.
Our kids are disappointed. The mayor cancelled schools in Davao today due to flooding but our kids' school is still in session!!!

read more at: http://www.typhoon2000.ph/

Christmas High School Banquet

The High School Christmas Banquet was held tonight.
Kirsten and Mikayla looked beautiful for it! (Says the proud momma!)

Mother's Hearts

A pain to deep for words stirs in my soul
A Korean friend's three year old hydrocephalic daughter died yesterday. Her daughter blind, unable to walk, talk...

We have the bond of mothers with special needs children.
Even in language difficulties we understand each other's heart as a mother of a visitor from Heaven.

Going to the visitation today stirred up the ache and grief;
their visitation held at the same funeral home we used for Jerard.

My momma's heart breaks for the son I buried six months ago
and for my friend's fresh loss of her daughter.

And we each have a son in fifth grade who have the
common bond of being the sibling of a special needs child.
Ben and his classmate share a special bond.

Both of us thankful our children are with Jesus...
Our children are friends in Heaven, playing, laughing, seeing, doing all the things they couldn't here on earth but can now in
the presence of Jesus for eternity!

but both of us aching to hold our child, our visitor from heaven.

Kurt is 50

Well, the house didn't burn down with 50 birthday candles lit!

Kurt turned 50 on November 26th!

Thanking God for him!