This isn't going to be a typical blog post...but the past month hasn't been typical either! Lots of people have inquired and are eager to hear about how life has been on this side of the world. Long story short, it has been fabulous!
Growing up, Mom used to always tell me that a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a story in pictures (and just a few added words).
Mom came to visit the first week of July!
She was able to finally meet Eric and get a glimpse into our life in Uganda.
We introduced her to my Ugandan church family...
and later that week, the girls threw a surprise bridal shower for me.
Eric and I took Mom to Ndere Cultural Center to give her a different look at the many cultures that inhabit Uganda and East Africa.
Then, it was off to Kenya--final preparations for the wedding!
Finally, on July 15, it was the wedding of the year...
and we spent a few extra days in Mombasa for our honeymoon.
We returned to Uganda and were warmly welcomed by the ICD family.
It has been a beautiful season here but we know it is just the beginning of an even more beautiful journey together. Thank you for your support and prayers--it is a comfort knowing that we aren't facing this life alone and that there is a team of supporters that are daily lifting us up to God as we now begin this adventure of serving and glorifying Him together.
Much love to you all, from Eric and Melissa