Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SPIRITUAL CHILDREN...


 [IN 1970 I MARKED THIS VERSE IN MY BIBLE.  
IT HAS BEEN VERY SPECIAL TO ME FOR ALL THESE YEARS.]
TWO YEARS EARLIER, DECEMBER, 1994, SAM BECAME OUR SPIRITUAL SON WHEN WE WERE IN UGANDA.
  WHEN WE RETURNED TO THE U.S., HE AMAZINGLY RECEIVED A VISA AND HE LIVED WITH US 
HERE IN OMAHA FOR 2-1/2 YEARS; AND WE PUT HIM THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN DURING HIS FIRST TIME IN THE 
TWIN CITIES AREA, [FALL, 1996]
AND HE SURE LOVED WHOLE TWIN CITIES AREA AND THEN OUTSIDE THE AREA A BIT, SEEING THE ROCKINESS AND THE RIVER.  IT WAS A TREAT.  HE WAS HAPPY AND WE WERE HAPPY FOR HIM.
 
AND THEN, DAVE AND I WERE BLESSED TO BE IN UGANDA  FOR HIS WEDDING IN '99, AND, WHEN I WAS THERE TO BE INVOLVED IN SOROTI INVASION BY LRA IN '03/'04, IT WAS A BLESSING TO SEE THEM AND MEET MY GRANDDAUGHTER, STELLA.


THEN, THE SUMMER OF '08, THEY WERE SENT TO THE STATES FOR A SPECIAL EVENT, IN INDIANA, AND THEY SPENT SOME TIME WITH US HERE IN OMAHA.  SO THIS IS THE LAST FAMILY PHOTO WE HAVE, BUT THEY STILL ARE OUR FAMILY.  NO QUESTION CAN BE ASKED WHETHER THEY ARE TRULY FAMILY, AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED. 
TO    US   THEY    ARE!



WE MISS THEM AND SO MANY OF 
OUR FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" IN UGANDA.
 
Tell Me a Story


Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday
  

4 comments:

HisFireFly said...

yes
the colour
the light
the life
Africa!!

Elizabeth N said...

There are so many treasures in this post...the verse, the memories, the photo. I would love to hear more of the story.

Visiting from the Still Saturday link-up.

Floyd said...

That is so cool! How blessed all of you are by the hand of our Father! You've a wonderful heart, sister.

Hazel Moon said...

Spiritual children may not have our blood, but they have been washed in the blood of Jesus.
Thank you for sharing your awesome post with us here at 'Tell Me a Story."