I need to tell you that I am pretty sure
Jeremiah is the reason that we had such a mild winter. He had a great plan
for making money - and based on the winter from last year, he would have been
quite wealthy. Our neighbor goes to Canada in the winter, and he asked
Jeremiah to shovel his driveway every time it snowed for a hefty sum (it's a
I don't have to tell you that Jeremiah is still
poor. But you won't hear me complaining!
Here is a little update on the kids...
is crazy busy planning her October wedding, while
maintaining a bulging violin studio and her passion for
teaching and nurturing children in Haiti. In
September, she and June Williams returned to Haiti to
teach violin and she is looking forward to the next trip
Emily has a huge
milestone ahead in her life...she graduates with her
Master's Degree in May from New England Conservatory.
We are so proud of her. She was recently selected
to perform at the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los
Angeles. That was quite a thrill and a much needed
break from the pressures of school. She looks
forward to some downtime this summer as she ponders the
Annabelle had an exciting holiday season as harpist for
the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
It was quite an experience. She is the proud mom
of two dogs that she rescued from a local shelter, and
does free lance harp work in New York City.
Jack works full time at Sam Ash Music in New Haven, and
he plays in three different bands in the area. He
is spend some time in Haiti in the coming year, working
in the Central Plateau.
Samuel has been in Haiti
since September, except for a few weeks off at Christmas
time. He is teaching cello, guitar and violin, as
well as working at several programs that are offered by
the orphanage where he works. He loves being in
Haiti and is prayerfully considering what he should do
in the coming year.
James has been a busy boy
this winter. He played JV Basketball for the
Christian Heritage School team, and was one of the leads
in the school play. The play is now over, but
baseball season is upon us. Hopefully he will have
time to get his homework done now!
And Jeremiah continues to
stay busy as well! He had the other lead in the
school play - see below - as well as a spot on the JV
basketball team. He has also taught himself to
play guitar this year, and is enjoying leading worship
at school and church.
Lucy (our dog) is doing quite well. She is the
smartest, coolest and most wonderful dog in the whole
world and I'm not sure how we survived this long without
her. She has had a rather traumatic thing happen
to her recently. Read the story below.
John and I continue to be
the chauffeur, manager, cook, laundry person, baseball
coach...you get the picture. But we couldn't be
more honored and blessed to do what we do. Life
never slows down, but we really wouldn't want it to.
It's all good!