The last week was just a busy and frenzied time - not that unusual by TLC standards, I guess.
The down part: Firstly our darling Sue, in the office lost her mother-in-law to be very suddenly. There are no good words to minimise the shock and hurt this sort of loss brings.
Then we got news that Similo and Nadia's uncle passed away suddenly. I am so full of sorrow for their mommy as I know that she was closest to him and now she will be carrying an extra nugget of grief that she really could do without.
Finally, one of our goats got ill and prematurely delivered a set of twins. Sadly neither kid was sufficiently developed to survive but the mommy is doing ok now, thank goodness.
The happier parts were related to several visitors who popped in. We were thrilled to have a visit from the Jeschke Family from Stuttgart with their daughters Marula (previously Eva) and Juanita - their newest addition.
We also had a marvellous send off for Solly and Lebo who are finally Swiss citizens! It was a lovely buffet party where we all got to spend time together and just relax and enjoy the company.
It always leaves us with such a contented feeling to spend time watching these families and seeing how well God has managed everything :-)
We were blessed to celebrate Brendon's 16th Birthday and even more blessed to have a small amount of money to use on repainting and decorating his little bedroom, which had over time come to resemble much more of a "cell" than any teenager would like!
Our wonderful volunteer Joshua managed the project and did a superb job! Brendon was the happiest boy at TLC that day!
This little project really reminded me what a difference it can make in a life when you have a little piece of beauty to call your own.
Theresa's birthday is coming up and I would love to decorate her room with some pretty goodies and a nice bedcover. If anyone would like to help me do that please conside sending the money via our online button and reference it: THERESA
Finally, we have decided NOT to do a big TLC party for Heritage Day this year. There are so many things that are happening on that day and so we are looking at postponing our celebration to coincide with Mommy Thea's Birthday instead :-) We'll keep you posted about what's what as we go forward.
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