Saturday, May 09, 2009

Its a quiet day... the Wissmann neighborhood today. While the days have quickly passed since our last post, life has settled into a somewhat regular routine here on the home front. Life in the country has very different dynamics than city life and we find ourselves so busy enjoying the newness of it, -- so much so, that we too often forget to take pictures to document and share with you.

[Not to mention the fact that our main photographer has 'other things' on her mind and heart these days. *ahem* (laugh)]

But as the quiet spring breezes are drifting through our sunroom, I decided I should at least let you all know that we're still alive and well!

With spring in the country, gardening has taken on a new interest. Mommy has been gathering our younger ones for several planting sessions, and daily the little plants are checked with care for signs of growth progress. The day our peas pushed through the soil there was great jubilation!

In our routine this month, most of our evenings have been spent digging into new music, working on arrangements, and looking ahead to our first few concerts without Andrew. Matthias has been very diligent with his banjo practicing, so the cheerful sound of "Andrew's instrument" still fills our home every day.

For those of you who regularly check our homepage and have been wondering about our summer/fall schedule -- yes, that is certainly in the works, and we'll be posting the upcoming schedule soon! Stay tuned. We're excited for the opportunities the Lord has opened for this year.

And speaking of opportunities, another big project that has been taking much of our time and energies is the writing and producing of a full-scale Patriotic Musical for our city's July 4th celebration. We're looking forward to sharing more details about this in the coming weeks! It is certainly a matter to keep in prayer!

Finally, for those of you who asked about Andrew -- he's had many challenges in his first few weeks, but each time we get to talk with him on the phone, he's always very upbeat and excited about what the Lord is teaching him and working through him. As Mother's Day weekend is our last *free* weekend for awhile, Dad, Mom, and four of the younger kids are currently headed to South Carolina to spend a few days with him. We'll look forward to sharing a more complete report when they return. Please do keep him in prayer. Most specifically, his knee was injured a week ago and is not healing very quickly. If it doesn't improve soon, more medical intervention may be needed.

Again, thank you all for your prayers, encouragment, and fellowship in the Lord! Till next time...

"Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together."
Psalm 34:3


Arnie said...

The knee is a tricky area; I had a ski injury once that took 6 weeks to heal on its own. I still get a twinge from it now and then even after many years, but I have also run a marathon on it and a five mile run just last week. So Andrew has good hope for a natural recovery. I shall be sure to pray for that effect. Love in Christ, Arnie.

~Desiree~ said...

Nice to hear about how you are doing! I hope Andrew will fell better soon, I am praying for him.

Kenna said...

Thanks for the update on Andrew! Hope his knee starts healing faster.
God Bless!

Stephanie said...

Its nice to hear how things are going. I'm looking forward to being able to plant our garden here at home. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, Rachel! We are glad to hear that you all are taking it easier...your schedule is always soooooo full! :D Pot calling the kettle black, I know. We will also be praying for Andrew and his knee. If you are interested in trying something natural, try soaking it with comfry root soaks twice a day for 30-40 minutes each time. The other name for comfry is Bone-Mender. We have used a lot of it, with much success, through the years thanks to different injuries on the farm!

Blessings on each of you,
The Flemings

PS Since Bethany has "other things on her heart and mind" ;-) maybe she could "loan" her camera to some of the other budding photographers in the family. :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update, glad to hear you all are doing well.

Lulu said...

Yes, I'm sure Bethany does have other things on her mind!

Anonymous said...

Hey! It's great to hear from ya'll!
The Patriotic Musical sounds exciting! I pray you can get it all worked out!
I'll also be praying for your parents' and siblings' time with Andrew! I'm sure they're loving being with him!

~An Indiana Aquaintance