I had full intentions of writing a piece or updating on a daily basis. I really don't want to be a rambler. I have not had any strokes of genius that had to be penned, or typed to be more literal. So here is a quick update for the week. Tomorrow is Micah's surgery. Please keep him in your prayers. The surgery is minor, but it will be very disorienting to his schedule not to eat when he is hungry, and waking up in a strange place. Also pray for Chris and I that we don't worry too much. Of course we are parents so that is second nature. The week has been fairly mundane for us personally although Chris' sister had to have emergency gall bladder surgery yesterday. We have had our fair share of family medical issues as of late. I am ready for a new year and a fresh start.
With the surgery behind us I look forward to spending the holidays with my family. We had our annual Thanksgiving luncheon at work which was yummy, but it left me ready to take a nap. It has me in the mood for next week when I will get off Wednesday and spend the evening cooking all of my favorite traditional dishes. Kaylie has shown a penchant for cooking so I know I will have a lot of help. I have mentioned it before, but I will say it again. I love traditions and the way they bring families together. I have already gathered so many precious memories with Kaylie in the three short years she has been with us. I can't wait for all the memories we will make with Micah as well.
I have added the West Africa Shea blog to the blogs I follow. If you have a moment check it out. It is dedicated to our West Africa Women't Initiative. It has not been updated in awhile, but I am about to start posting frequent updates on the happenings in West Africa and what we can do to help empower the women of those countries.