Friday, August 5, 2011

Our album


A thousand years of darkness in her face,
She turns at last from out the centurys' blight
Of labored moan and dull oppression's might,
To slowly mount the rugged path and trace
Her measured step unto her ancient place.
And upward, ever upward towards the light
She strains, seeing afar the day when right
Shall rule the world and justice leaven the race.

Now bare her swarthy arm and firm her sword,
She stands where Universal Freedom bleeds,
And slays in holy wrath to save the word
Of nations and their puny, boasting creeds.
Sear with the truth, O God, each doubting heart,
Of mankind's need and Afric's gloried part.
Joseph Seamon Cotter

 Today was one of those days that I needed to pull out the album from our time in UG.  It has been 15 years since we were there but there are days when looking at these pictures helps to bridge the distance between us and  little J!  Some days are harder than others and this was one of those days!   I think Africa is one the most beautiful places on the earth!

I look at this picture of Jason and I standing on this hill outside of Kampala and to think at that time we had no idea  the next time we visited Kampala would be to meet our son!  I love the way God works!  Some friends of ours who were with us on this trip said how they love the way God has brought us full circle back to UG! Me too!  His plan is perfect and his timing is perfect!  Please continue to pray for J and the process!  We cannot wait to meet him and have him home! 

You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
      how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
   Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
      all the stages of my life were spread out before you
   The days of my life all prepared
      before I'd even lived one day.
Psalm 139:15-16, The Message



  1. Tracy, I think what you are doing is AMAZING! You and Jason are such examples of people who follow Christ full on! You are such great examples for all, young and old!

  2. All I could think as I read this was, "I heart Africa!" What fun pics...brings back great memories!