So my blogging has been less than adequate...forgiveness is free, right? The silence has been with good reason. We've been enjoying the sights and sounds of London and Paris. Today we head up to Normandy to experience a little more history (and a quaint French village).
Most of you that read this blog has probably seen or already know our BIG news, but for those of you that are out of the loop:
December 25th (or round about!) we're adding a new family member to the Hoover clan! Yes, the two will become three and madness will ensue no doubt! AKA: We're having a baby!
We found out around the end of April, but of course that meant a lot of decisions. I was sweltering and enjoying the finer points of morning sickness in rural Liberia. I've worked with many pregnant women in Liberia, but nothing compares to being pregnant yourself in Liberia. It has proven to be an effective weight loss plan- maybe a little to effective considering I didn't need to lose any weight. My health was beginning to suffer (please don't worry, I'm fine and as far as we know so is the baby!) and so as we looked towards our vacation we prayerfully made the decision that I will be returning home at the end of our trip.
Kyle needs to go back to Liberia to complete some things. We don't like the idea of being apart, but we also know this is the best way forward for the sake of my health and of the Gospel work in Liberia. I am flying home this coming Sunday and Kyle will follow the second week of July.
We have learned nothing from this adventure if it is isn't how to step forward into all that God has for us with hearts full of hope and deep trust. Was this our plan? No. Is it possibly better than our plan? Absolutely. God has led us in each step of this teaching us how to open our hands and hearts wide to His grace and purposes in our lives and those we live alongside of.
Please keep us in your prayers during this time of transition. We truly need it more than ever. Thanks for your continued spiritual and financial support. We will be sending out a formal letter to our supporters in the coming weeks.
Love and Thanks,
Kyle and Jessica