Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our Growing Family...


Wow, I can't believe that it has already been a couple of months again since our last post. Our apologies on being hit and miss bloggers. We hope that this finds you doing well and having a great Spring. The last couple of months have been a rollercoaster of blessings.

It is hard to believe that Matt is in the finals week of his first year of seminary. Second semester has been great academically but very, very busy. Four classes, working and having a sick, pregnant wife can be quite a lot at times. But he has enjoyed his studies and is doing very well. We are very blessed to have received the RA position for the seminary. We will be moving the first week of June and we will have housing covered, as well as a stipend for compensation. We are very excited for the opportunities to help develop the community here at McCormick and to see where God is taking us on this new step in the journey.

Jenny is in her last 6 weeks of the school year and continues to love teaching at Juarez. Unfortunatly Chicago Public Schools are in a similiar financial crisis to many schools around our nation. We just learned last week that worst case scenario 13 1/2 positions at Juarez. So it is a stressful and uncertain time but we continue to trust that God will continue to provide. He is faithful and He is good.

This summer we will be adjusting to our new apartment, new roles as RA and both working. Jenny will be teaching summer school (Biology, 4 hours a day) and Matt will be working several jobs around campus.

Our little BOY continues to grow! We had a great ultrasound and enjoyed getting to watch him move. He was an active little boy today. It is truly amazing to feel him move and kick and now Matt has been able to start to feel him move as well. We anxiously await meeting him in September.

Prayer Requests:
  • Health and no complications for Jenny and the baby
  • Safety in travels for upcoming trips to Iowa
  • God to provide the job he wants Jenny to have for the upcoming school year
  • Peace and little stress in the moving and transition process.

Thanks for being who you are and your role in our life!

God Bless,

Jenny, Matt and Baby Ploeger