8/52 // An Adventure Rightly Considered

Feb. 22, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.




"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014."


Afon: in the store parking lot one evening, cookie crumbs and a bit of paper are all that are left of his shopping treat.

I didn't get any photos of Afon this week, so I had to fall back on the past month's "archives."  Some weeks are just busy like that, and you don't get to pick up the camera, of have the presence of mind to make a conscious effort to take a portrait.  But these few weeks, we've been getting ready, and we have some news.  In about two weeks' time, we're moving to Wales, to join my husband, Afon's daddy.  We've been separated since November 2011, but John is finally ready for us to join him and has accommodation and means to support us.

I'll continue to blog during this new phase in our lives and am excited to bring you along for the journey.  We're cautiously optimistic that things are going to work out for the best.  Still, your prayers and good wishes during this difficult but hopeful transition never go unappreciated.





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28 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you!! I will definitely pray that all goes as smoothly as it possibly can, and that God will pour out His blessings on your reunited family!

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  2. I'm so happy to hear that you get to rejoin your husband! I was heart-broken for you when I read your post about your struggles surrounding Afon's birth. I'm sure this has been a very difficult part of your life; I hope and pray that this will lighten your burden! Yay!

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    1. Thank you, Kate, I've no doubt that the prayers of friends and strangers have sustained us this long!

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  3. this will be a huge new adjustment but a very hopeful one! May the Mother of God go with you and may you feel her Protection! may your Angels travel with you! Keep us posted! I want to know how things go for you!!! sending lots of love, prayers and well wishes!!!

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  4. You're on the top of my prayer list, Christie. What wonderful news!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! You're saying that reminds me that I need to start keeping an actual list of who and what I'm praying for.

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  5. Such a beautiful timeless capture. Hope all goes well for your move! X

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  6. Christie, I hope you aren't going to think this is strange but I just burst into tears reading your news! I am so, so, so happy for you. I cannot imagine the pain of being separated from your husband for so long, especially not knowing when you can be reunited. I cannot wait to hear about your new life in Wales! Many blessings for your move!

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    1. Mandi, I'm touched . . . God has continually blessed me with communities from which to draw strength and inspiration, but this one is one of the best AND I can take it with me wherever I go! SCORE!

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  7. I'm so happy and excited for you. Will be praying for a smooth transition, and I cannot WAIT to see your photographs of Wales and your life there. Lots of love and blessings.

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    1. Thank you Micaela, I'm going to take lots of pictures!! (But there was really no need for me to say that, was there? It's obvious!)

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  8. what a beautiful portrait and what wonderful news of a family reunited. hoping the transition goes as well as it can!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I appreciate it. c:

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  9. What enormous news! Christie, I've long enjoyed your writing; and though I've never commented until now, I wanted to chime in with my best wishes and let you know that you'll be moving a little closer to at least one of your readers. I'm a fellow New World transplant to the UK (north-west England) - please feel free to get in touch!

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    1. Holly, thank you for commenting! To say that you've enjoyed my writing is the most touching of compliments. I That means a lot to me! I would love to get in touch, especially since I'll know no one in the area. We're going to be in Colwyn Bay, which is right along the train route! Maybe we could meet up in for a day trip in Liverpool for a playdate?

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  10. That is such an adventure! Good luck with all the moving, and I'm so happy for your family!

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    1. Thanks, Christy! Keep your eyes peeled for some unintentional shifts from American spelling, LOL!

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  11. Huge! This is huge! We're all praying you right on through it. God go with you, Christie!

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  12. Congrats on the amazing news!! That is wonderful! Will be praying for you!

    On a side note - what camera/lens do you use. And, do you use an editing program?

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    1. Thanks, Britt!

      I use the Canon Rebel T3i, with the "nifty fifty" Canon lens. The editing software I use is called Photo Professional, and it's just what came with the camera for free. But I also like to tweak my pictures in PicMonkey and sometimes Photoshop, the standard free one that comes with my computer!

      What about you? (I feel like I've asked you this before; if so, apologies!)

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  14. what a sweet sweet photo... and such good news. best wishes to you.

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  15. congratulations on this next journey in life. I love this beautiful photo and mentioned it as a favorite. xo

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