Orange you glad?



I was so blessed to open an e-mail this afternoon containing ticket confirmation to Shanghai for February 24th. Can it be true? It is a little strange that they are choosing to fly us north to Vancouver BC (during the Olympics no less) then fly us to Shanghai. But, at this point, I am just happy to have a concrete date, or so I think.

Another little blessing is that our orange tree is finally giving us some fabulously sweet oranges. Ok, so that sounds inconsequential. But, one of the things we love most about living in our house is enjoying two months of fresh and free oranges. So, yes, I am happy about both of these blessings. Jameson is also happy, as he loves oranges almost as much as he loves his daddy. In fact that is the first thing he asks for when his daddy comes home!  "Daddy! orange?"

It has been a challenging few months and I will admit that this journey has already challenged our sanity and even our marriage. But, ultimately, our faith is in a heavenly father who cares for us. So, the answer to my question of “orange you glad” is “I am glad indeed!"


4 comments

  • Betty

    Betty

    I totally get the "orange.' We miss our bing cherry trees (bing, royal ann, rainer, pie) plums (four varieties) strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries and raspberries, apples, peach, walnut and pear trees. The blackberries grew wild on the river bank and we would pick them in five gallon buckets. I don't even bother to try and explain that to people in the Ozarks. When we get back to Oregon "fruit" is high on our list when looking at real estate.

    I totally get the "orange.' We miss our bing cherry trees (bing, royal ann, rainer, pie) plums (four varieties) strawberries, blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries and raspberries, apples, peach, walnut and pear trees. The blackberries grew wild on the river bank and we would pick them in five gallon buckets. I don't even bother to try and explain that to people in the Ozarks.

    When we get back to Oregon "fruit" is high on our list when looking at real estate.

  • Lori

    Lori

    Betty, are you planning to move back to Oregon? What a gift that would be to our state! I must admit that I have no idea what sort of fruit you could grow in the Ozarks. Hopefully you will find just the right estate back in the Wilamette Valley! Much love to you and your family! :)

    Betty, are you planning to move back to Oregon? What a gift that would be to our state! I must admit that I have no idea what sort of fruit you could grow in the Ozarks. Hopefully you will find just the right estate back in the Wilamette Valley! Much love to you and your family! smile

  • Lisa Spencer

    Lisa Spencer

    Love the pictures of Jameson! He is adorable. I have a little guy that loves oranges too. You will find some truly amazing oranges in China! Have a safe and wonderful trip. God's blessing on you!

    Love the pictures of Jameson! He is adorable. I have a little guy that loves oranges too. You will find some truly amazing oranges in China! Have a safe and wonderful trip. God's blessing on you!

  • Lori

    Lori

    Thank you Lisa! I am so excited to hear about your little guy. He is such a beautiful blessing for our family. You're right, we shall probably find some amazing oranges in China! God bless, Lori :love:

    Thank you Lisa! I am so excited to hear about your little guy. He is such a beautiful blessing for our family. You're right, we shall probably find some amazing oranges in China! God bless, Lori love

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