Category Archives: Missionary Momma

Love is deep, and the road is long…

A few months ago I watched a movie with the kids called “Pete’s Dragon”.  I knew the story line from when I was younger as there was an old animated version. My kids fell in love with Pete just as I had as a young girl.  The new movie is a beautiful story of love […]

Hello Dad, it’s me sis……

Today’s been six months since my dad did his fly up to heaven. I don’t know why, but six months on anything seems like it’s important. I feel like the wound of losing my dad isn’t so raw, but yet, some days something will happen or a memory will surface and the wound opens up […]

When you think there might be a herd of elephants in your field but it is really an earthquake you might live in Botswana

Botswana experienced it’s largest earthquake on record last week! It was quite a rumble! Because most people have never experienced this before, it’s been fun to hear people’s thoughts. One of our brethren in Moralane said that he thought it was a herd of elephants who have been tearing up his fields. He ran out […]

Confessions…..

I have a confession to make…..sometimes I feel like I am not a good missionary. Kevin and I arrived in Botswana full time in 2004. I’ve been doing this full time for 13 years. It’s a long time. At the same time I feel like even after 13 years, there is still so much to […]

Heaven Knows…

So while I was stateside my mom, sister, niece and myself went and saw the movie “The Shack”. I had read the book a few years ago, and really loved the way it just portrayed God’s love for us. I know this book/movie can be quite controversial among the Christian community, but I tend to […]

Unspeakable Joy…….

Earlier last year I heard the phrase “Unspeakable Joy” and I just loved it.  I don’t know what it was about it that just made me smile, but I am pretty sure it didn’t have anything to do with thinking about loss.  I imagined it being something that caused so much joy, you just didn’t […]

Reminders……

I’ve realized grief has a funny way of showing itself. Sometimes you think you’re really okay, only to find out, you’re not really okay. Sometimes it takes people closest to you to tell you, “Maybe you’re not really okay.” Thankfully, I have a pretty amazing husband who encouraged me to leave him for a month, […]

Joy comes in the mourning……

If you’ve read my other blog posts I’m hoping that you’re seeing a common thread….. Choose Joy. Those two simple words have changed my life in more ways than I can count.  Several years ago I had them tattooed on my wrist as a daily reminder, but they have been seared on my heart long […]

Bravery in the grieving…..Part one of many!!!

Well hello there! Yes, it’s me.  It’s been awhile since my last post.  I had all these grand plans to post all these things while stateside.  After all, I had fast internet, a new laptop and no excuses. Our family of 5 traveled all over the US from September thru October and we connected with […]

Missionary Momma’s Re-entry Observations!

Hello Everyone!  Well this post is coming to you from the USA side as we made it home from Botswana safe and sound about 10 days ago!  I am also posting via my new laptop which means that you’ll be hearing more from me as I actually have a laptop that types in “real time” […]

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