This week, hubby and I celebrated 11 years together. And guess how we celebrated? This week our church held "Backyard Bible Clubs." However, when we arrived at the VanSants house, a man in our church was just told he needed to get to the capitol city of Kiev immediately for a heart surgery. So, our pastor's wife and I spent most of the day getting him home from the hospital, buying train tickets, taking he and his wife home to pack, etc... while hubby stayed with our three oldest children to participate in our Bible Clubs. We basically did not spend the day together, but we did what we love most... serving our church and our children. (And don't feel sorry for us... hubby, Micah, and I are headed to Israel in one week, so we'll get some desired down time together).
11 years have brought us a long way, baby! We have been many places (at least half of the states in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Ukraine, Israel, Germany, Poland, and many other European countries for layovers).
We have had the exciting privilege of working together side-by-side as missionaries in our Lord's harvest. We can hardly wait to get to Heaven to see the results of our labors for Him.
And, the fruits that we can see clearly now, are the four precious souls God has increased our home with:
Davey, age 9
Nate, nearly 7
Brianna, age 4
Micah, 4 months
If 11 years have been so significant in our lives already, I can hardly wait to see what the rest of our lives together bring!