I’ve enjoyed the fall colors this year. In Mexico the leaves change directly from
green to brown - skipping the beautiful colors in-between!
A few weeks ago our family went shopping for winter coats. As you can imagine, living in the middle of Mexico, we have never really had a need for them. But this particular morning when we woke there was frost on the ground and the temperatures were below freezing. All the girls are glad to finally own their first winter coat. Since April, we have experienced a lot of "firsts", and this week, we look forward to our first American Thanksgiving. This year I am particularly nostalgic. I am very grateful to be "home", in Tennessee. I have missed the colorful Autumn leaves of the Appalachian Mountains, which I now enjoy daily. I love Christmas music and the lighted greenery which already adorns many streets and shops. And I enjoy the crisp mornings and look forward to sharing the first snow with my girls. They have never seen snow! Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season here in the United States. It is a time when people consider others a little more than usual and are a little more thankful than they are during the rest of the year. This year I am thankful for many things, but at the top of my list is each of you. Without you we would have never realized our dream of becoming missionaries, moving to Mexico and starting a children's home. Without you we would not be able to provide a loving home to hundreds of abused, abandoned and neglected boys, or provide jobs for many without work. Without you we would not have been able to expand our reach into Honduras and help feed many children who would not eat daily otherwise. So this Thanksgiving on behalf of all of our missionaries & children we say "Thank You".