I simply want everything I do to be an act of worship to God. ********************EVERYTHING******************** like a spider's web, intricately woven, the threads of our lives are entwined, making us who we are, where we are, at this time in history.... here's a small record of one family's journey to love God

Saturday, April 14, 2007

it's rained every day since then.....


Last Friday afternoon we went down to the waterfront to see a boat that's used for eye and dental surgery in various poor nations that was moored there.......dreaming about going aboard the Mercy Ship in Africa (we've since been turned down - too many kiddos!!!!)

It was such a different world. The waterfront I mean, not Africa. I am not for a moment saying that the people we saw didn't love their babies, but it all looked quite FAKE. The babies looked like fashion accessories. Highly-made-up mothers in label clothing teetering on label stillettos next to partners in more label clothing pushing buggies (that cost more than our van) containing babies covered in yet more labels.....
My baby was attached to me with a long piece of muslin from Spotlight.
I had blue croc-wannabees on my feet ($10 from the Warehouse).
We were accompanied by too many kids to be able to stop at one of the teeny tiny cafe tables for a coffee (not that I drink it anyway!!!).

6 comments:

nova_j said...

the mercy ship obviously didn't realise you don't have 'normal' kiddos! they probably expected you to also be accompanied by 3 playstations, 2 xboxes, a nintendo Wii, and a baby leap-pad ;)

i don't think i know anyone who would blend in on the waterfront! lol

Rach said...

maybe you could come out with us nova!

Jen and family said...

would have been interesting seeing th boat

I do drink coffee yum BUT they probably cost a lot more than they were worth too!!

Jen at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

kate5kiwis said...

you? wear??? crocs?????
*stammering now*
but but but....
they're p-l-a-s-t-i-c !!!!!!!!!!!!
ROFLOL

Rach said...

heehee Kate......I nearly didn't buy them!!!!! But I wanted something for in the showers when we were camping;-) I had to choose from made-in-China-from-the-Warehouse or made-in-China-from-the-$2-shop, and as I have an aversion to flip-flops I decided to give these a go. I wear them All The Time!

Mama Monk said...

your kids are so lovely.