June 30, 2009
June 27, 2009
June 25, 2009
So, after breakfast we went to the beach, which we totally have to ourselves at that time of morning. Saw some people that we met yesterday (from Northern California) and had a pretty cool snorkel. We saw starfish, squid, a sea snake, flounder, a blow fish and several other cool fish. Good stuff.
June 24, 2009
Okay, so we have survived some different situations in the past two days, so our postings have slowed a bit. We have lost power for an hour or two at least two times a day the past two days. So, without a/c, it is alright when you have ceiling fans going non-stop and the ocean breeze blowing into the windows, however, the wind shifted to the north and it has been pretty warm in this house especially during the heat of the day, not that we are complaining, we are very blessed to be here in this paradise. Besides, we hear it is blazing hot and dry back in Conroe.
June 22, 2009
June 20, 2009
June 16, 2009
All four kids have their passports and we are officially on our way!
We have managed to fit the entire contents of our home into a storage unit and into part of an office space. Who would have thought? It has only taken an entire week...sad. How much of the stuff that we have do we not really need? Most likely most of it.
It has been about 105 degrees, or at least it feels like it, here in Conroe, TX. We have moved all of our possessions while totting four children and we have packed for our five week journey to Roatan, Honduras. We also managed to fit in taking away the pacifier from our 2-1/2 year-old, somewhat tried to potty-train her too and even got our immunizations for the two youngest, literally all in the past two weeks. Are we crazy? I felt like it on more than one occasion, however, let me tell you that God has really stopped us in our tracks each and every time. He really does let us find our way, no matter how painstakingly it can be.
The people you love really do get the best of us, right? Well, we should definitely make a point of seeing that it happens, for the positive.
Until tomorrow, take care and God bless.
June 14, 2009
It is Sunday night and we are down to mattresses and very
few other furnishings. We are so glad to have so many things to get done before we leave for five weeks with four kids...otherwise, we would obsess about what to take or not take and we would probably think a little bit more about the fact that we are about to spend 2-1/2 hours on an airplane with four kids!!!!! oh, and 5 weeks in a foreign country...no big deal, let it ride....
No, we are eagerly awaiting Anna's passport, USPS says it should be here on Monday, no prob, it's in the mail. We only leave on Friday!!!!
We want to take a moment to let everyone know of our thanks for everything from email, facebook, texts, voicemail and in-person, for all of the wonderful well-wishes. We are absolutely beside ourselves with the support we have received. We were ready for some nay-sayers, but never for the out and out support that we have so graciously accepted. Our family thanks you for absolutely every single prayer, thought, email, text, etc....we are blessed beyond belief.Today we visited a church that spoke of praying boldly. Pastor Mike Davis spoke of asking specifically during prayer. We, as a family, ask for continual prayers of strength and that God's presence in each of us would rub-off on others. It is so contagious. Even when people least expect it, there it is. So pure and so available.Talk to you soon and God bless.
June 12, 2009
We are waiting for the last passport to arrive, we ended up sending Trey to take our oldest daughter seperately to get her passport because she was still in school. Well, that added another piece of paper to her application and you know how the beurocratic process goes....Anyway, one call to Congressman Brady's office and they had it all taken care of and we should have it by Monday. The system really can work.
By the way, we will be posting more on some of the different items that we touched on that not everyone may know about. Keep us in your prayers.
June 07, 2009
Our Pastor, Kerry Shook, speaks of "open gates", but do we ever actually listen or look for these opportunities? Most likely not, we are definitely poster children for not paying attention. So, as He would have it, times that may seem dire or helpless have taken such a turn. As they always have in the Vick household.
With the many trials and tribulations we have endured during our marriage over the past ten years, we have learned that life is entirely too short and we only have but a blink of an eye to make our mark and leave our legacy, we only hope we can measure up. (We love you dearly and miss you, Phyllis and Dale).
To begin with, here are a few of the open doors that we have experienced recently: we just happen to be able to fly to Roatan for the exact amount of frequent flyer points that we have been saving up forever; we got a house for rent for five weeks for half the price, and the mission organizations actually NEED our help; oh, and Trey and I both happen to be able to take off work for the next five weeks, who would've thought? And this is just the tip of the iceburg.
Our main objective is to expose our children to the world of "no need", meaning, the people we will be with actually have "no need" for all the things that we think we NEED and really only want. The reality of it all is that we live here with something and need for nothing...but so often we long for everything (here in America). So much of that "everything" is right under our noses, God has purposefully placed it there, yet we all turn away from it and instead seek all these worldly things to fulfill what has been there all along.
And so begins our journey to Roatan, Honduras. We are a family of six, Trey 38, Connie 35, Anna 9-1/2, Wiley 5-1/2, Parker 2-1/2 and Laney 1. Keep us in your prayers.
Keep posted for more details...we leave Friday, June 19, 2009.