Thursday, May 29, 2008

All Together Again!

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Uncle Howie arrived and surprised Nathan, Mama and Daddy. It is so hard to keep something like that a secret. All week I have almost said things like "when Howie gets here we can..." or "we need to wait and do...when Howie gets here." But, we pulled it off. My cousin April drove Uncle Howie to Orlando airport and knowing it was a surprise, she called and said, "The eagle has landed," letting me know in code that he had been dropped off.

Nathan had a football game yesterday too, so we had a lot of finagling to do. The plan was that Todd was going to go early to the football game so the DeeDee wouldn't have to sit in the sun waiting for the game to start. Really we just needed to drive separate so Todd could go to the airport to pick up Uncle Howie. And the reason he left the game early was to go pick up pizza for supper. Which he did after he went to the airport.

Nathan giving Uncle Howie a HIGH five.

Uncle Howie brought Nathan a "safari" style hat for culturama. Stay tuned... more to come on culturama later. He also brought him a Raiders of the Lost Ark movie and they were watching part of it on his portable DVD player.

Today we are off to Mega Mart. We are going to have an early birthday party for Nathan since the family won't be here in July when his real birthday is. He is so excited. On the way to school this morning he told me what he would like the menu to be for supper tonight. Let's just hope we can find everything at one store.


Stephanie said...

My name is Stephanie Jenkins.My husband is Doug Jenkins. He somehow came accross your blog.. and found an instant bond. We too are missionaries to Mobay.. we are not yet full time... but working dillegently on that. We live just west of ATL, GA. We have been working in Victory Christian Fellowship Church in Barrett Hall , just past Rose Hall. We are limited to visiting the island just twice a year. We are scheduled to return this September. We would love to have the opportunity to hear about what the Lord is doing in you life there in Mobay.

Nathansma said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for leaving a comment. It's nice to know who my readers are. You can email me at and I would be glad to answer any questions you may have. It would be nice to connect with some fellow southerners in the same line of work. :)


Jeni said...

Hi! I came across your blog a month or so ago while I was reading the Lakeland Ledger's Guest Book for Miss Haley. You were my 9th grade Science teacher -- which would have been 1993-1994. I really admire your work in Jamaica. Since finding your blog and reading about your "adventures" on the island, you have been in my prayers.

Jeni Dyer

Nathansma said...

Hi Jeni,
It was so good to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to make a comment. I was so sad to hear about Miss Haley. I remember her so well and she impacted the lives of so many people. I'm glad you're on board as one of my readers. I remember your name well but can't seem to put a face with it. Age is really catching up with me. Thank you so much for your prayers. We can use all we can get. :) I would love to know more about what you are doing and what's going on in your life. You can email me if you like at and send a pic so I can put a face with a name. I would have looked you up in the yearbook but they are packed away at home. Have a wonderful day.