You may ask what is the Brice Family up to this summer. Schools here do not get out until the second week of June so that's when our summer began. My son Brody and I went to Alabama to see my folks our first free weekend. The next weekend we travel to Virginia Beach for our niece's 1st birthday party. The last week of June was youth camp. While B and I was traveling all through the south, Ryan worked hard on preparing for camp. We had 155 teenagers go to camp at Mrytle Beach this year. It was an awesome week. Brody also had a blast at the beach.
Esther a few months ago, and I shared my heart about the "for such a time as this" moments. That seems to be the theme of this year. We are once again faced with a huge task before us, and we are humbled that God is bringing us to the physically and spiritually hungry "for such a time as this."
When we return from Honduras, Ryan will again two days later take another team to the Chorti. Pray Ryan will have lots of energy to do the work that needs to be done. Pray the July team will plant seeds in the hearts of the Chorti and the August team will come water those seeds. Pray there will be a great harvest in many different ways.
Brody is pumped to get to spend some time with his Nanny and Pops while I'm in Honduras. They are taking him to the circus. I can hardly wait to hear what he thinks about the circus. There will be several fun adventures with his grandparents!
August and September will be pretty busy too. B and I might get to go to Texas. Brody has his preschool graduation, and then he will start Kindergarten. Oh MY!...Kindergarten!!! August 25th is his BIG 1st day of school. Then a few days later Ryan heads out on a trip to Nigeria, Africa to the Dibo people. My two favorite guys will both be off having adventures. I'm a little sad to have a quiet house during the day come fall, but there are a couple of volunteer activities I'm looking into.
We've made plans all through the winter, but then our calendar is a little blank. I had great hopes 2012 would bring a baby into our lives, and our traveling plans would be to India to meet our child. I want my 2012 days to be filled with taking care of my two children, but I know in reality this may not happen. So I will take the hubs advice of "we keep living our lives." It's a must to keep planning and to keep doing. And I'm sure there will be lots of fun along the way!