Oh my. As I logged into our blog account to start working on a post I was horrified to see that it's been SO long since our last blog. Time has flown by. The last 6 months or so our little family has faced some health issues. We've experienced kidney stones, swallowing a toothpick (Ben) and the subsequent search for it's remains, gall bladder issues, an emotionally/physically challenging pregnancy, winter stomach bugs and most notably a serious cellulitis infection. Needless to say, we've seen the inside of hospitals both in the DR and in Michigan far too often.
There have been lots of joy-filled moments too. We welcomed Nicholas Robert Carlile into the world on Dec. 6, 2017 (St. Nicholas' feast day!). We spent the holidays enjoying newborn cuddles and the company of family and friends. One of the greatest blessings was spending quality time with my grandma, Beverly, while she visited Michigan over the holidays. It was very special to see her with her great-grandchildren and to watch my kids get to know her well.
One of the many reasons why I wanted to get this blog posted in a timely manner is to promote an upcoming event, Audrey's Run for Hope which will be held on April 14, 2018 in Holland, MI. Here are the details:
AUDREY'S RUN FOR HOPE 2018
Join us in our second 5k run and 2k family walk remembering Audrey Meeuwsen as we commemorate five years since her passing. All proceeds go to Building Bridges of Hope (BBOH), a non-profit in the Dominican Republic.
Cost is $20 per participant and includes a t-shirt, registration for the race, and entry into a raffle of prizes when registered by March 28, 2018.
For questions, contact Ellen Meeuwsen at 616-610-3677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Register before Wednesday March 28 for a free t-shirt!
Now that we are getting back in the saddle so to speak, we will write again this week to share more details about what else we have been working hard on over the last several months! Thank you for continuing to keep us close in prayer during this difficult time. And thank you immensely for your patience while we took a hiatus from blogging.
Adam & Jess
We are Catholic lay missionaries serving along the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Click below to donate today!
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