Welcome back to PNG

Life as a missionary wife sounds exciting, but sometimes it can be frustrating. One thing I have tried to learn, is to live moment by moment with those unexpected bumps in the road. Let me explain.
First we returned to Wau just to begin unpacking. Not just suitcases we brought from the USA, but our whole house, which by the way I packed up in 4 days before we left in January. I hid stuff so well I couldn’t remember where they were located! I also packed 80% of it dirty! Of course there was 6 months of dust and bug droppings to clean first. The first night we went to bed on sheets that had not been changed in 6 months! The next morning I went to make the bed to see that geckos had been using our bed as well! YUK! Sheets were washed that day!
Then a few days later I decide that Luther might like something besides sandwiches or eggs, so I pull out two containers of frozen spaghetti before going to school. At lunch I ran home to put it to simmer to realize I have one sauce and one pumpkin! So I pull another sauce out and manage a decent meal. But now I have thawed pumpkin to work with. Fine! August the 29 was our 42 Anniversary, so Luther would get pumpkin pies for a treat. I began making the pie dough, and lo and behold, there are weevils in the flour! Great, at least they are dead. (The flour has been in the freezer since the day it was bought.) so I remove what I can, mix it quickly and figure no one will know! But when I rolled the dough, I could see them again. Well, we have lived here in Wau for 33 years, so I removed what I could see on the surface, placed them into pie pans, filled and cooked. By the way, they were delicious and the crust was so flaky!
Speaking of bumps, on Tuesday, I went to see the Tia’s and on the way back I took a short cut between the fence and garden–not a good idea! I stepped on a hidden root and took a fall. Skinned knee, elbow and pulled tendon in one foot. It didn’t seem too bad at first, but then when I got to school I heard it pop! I have spent the last two days with it elevated and making like a rabbit when up. Seems less swollen today and I am praising the Lord that nothing broke! Of course it would have been nice if there hadn’t been witnesses to my “grace in action!”
Doing better, and I am in suspense to see what new and exciting things await this missionary wife!
Thanks for your prayers for us both.

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