Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Anniversary Eve

So hard to believe but 5 years ago today we boarded a plane with a one-way ticket bound for South Africa.

Blake had just turned 2 prior to our departure……

Skyler was 4 1/2 ………

We left with 10 suitcases/trunks a myriad of carry on’s and two children in tow. At least that is all we thought we were bringing over. Our surprise package, traveling first class, made herself known 3 weeks post arrival.

Victoria’s first class seat….

On this Anniversary Eve of our arrival in South Africa, I am reminiscent of the amazing journey that landed us here. I am also grateful for everything God has done in and through us these five years. I see tomorrow as a mark of a work in progress not a work completed.

"Being confident of this that he who began a good work in the Franzenfam WILL carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus!" Philp 1:6

I am hopeful of many more years of life and ministry for the Franzenfam on African soil!


Susan said...

Phil 1:6 is my life verse. I love that verse and it is true of each of us that are truly His. Oh, I just know that your work in Africa has just begun and what a great beginning. Bless all of you.

Just Mom said...

Happy Anniversary Eve.

"First class seat." I love it!

Michelle Grace said...

This is a beautiful post Michelle. I am so glad your heart is full as you remember your journey. Love the pics of the kids when they were young- that's how I picture them in my head still. Now if we could just get on a plane and come see you guys!

nickernoodle said...

Wow!!! Good for you guys and I love Victoria's first class seat!!! Congrats on your anniversary!

Heidi Jo said...

that is so awesome. great is your reward...my friend.

Sohailah said...

wow - five years. I think we met in Panera right before you left on that trip - the on at 71st and Lewis.

I love you, Friend! Keep on keeping on!