Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dear Family

Since I am missing you a lot right now, I thought I would blog about you! I think you are a great family and I love you 1000 times the amount of ants I found in my box of oatmeal the other day. 

Two days before I left for Africa, it was mom’s birthday! All morning, we watched home videos, providing us with lots of laughter. In the afternoon, we drove out to Vancouver to bike and rollerblade on a beautiful trail through the woods. Unfortunately, Brooklyn had just come down with the chickenpox and was not feeling good, but as we got riding, she cheered up a bit. We were blessed with a beautiful day, fresh air, exercise, and each other. Our tummies were craving some spaghetti along with fresh bread and garlic butter when we completed our bike ride, so we piled back into our little red VW Jetta with the bikes on the back and zipped over to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Delicious! Now that I’m writing about it, I’m really wanting to eat the manager’s favorite with spumoni ice cream afterwards. I cannot do much about that right now, though…I suppose we’ll just have to go when I get back.

Thank you for loving me, supporting me, praying for me, sending me packages, emailing me, and waking up extremely early so that I can try to talk to you through the choppy skype connection. I miss each one of you and pray for you every single day. I also thank God every day for blessing me through you.
I love you, Beau. I love you, Cooks, I love you, Mom. I love you, Dad. Give Bailey a hug for me too!
p.s. I really think we need to move to Africa…I found the perfect little mountain village for us :)

Love, Bethany


  1. Beautiful sentiments for your family. So glad they and you are my family too! xoxo

  2. This is so sweet! Almost made me cry!! I bet they are missing you too! I love your ending... the part about moving to Africa! Love you, dear Bethany!