I’ve been busy during the times when the kids are both at school with my long distance relationship website (Modern Love Long Distance).I published a new book for couples this year with a version for couples in long distance relationships (The Long Distance Dating Blueprint) on the website and one for the rest of us (Deeper Dates For Couples) on Amazon.Wherever the end of this year finds you I hope you’re well in body, mind, spirit, and relationships.And I hope 2018 brings many joys, new adventures, and sweet times of peace and rest.
The year has also been very challenging on the work front for Mike as traditional sources of funding for development work continue to shrink and disappear, and he has ended the year very tired.
We’ve been ziplining and go-carting and snorkeling and kayaking and swimming in our own backyard, when the pool isn’t a green swamp. Our beautiful pool that we so enjoy when it is sparkling has been a constant battle and significant expense to keep clean and we often remind ourselves that we will buy a house with a pool again.
We’re glad we have it now, and we just can’t imagine it would ever be worth it outside the tropics.
He was also delighted when one of the cacao farmers that has been assisted by World Vision’s livelihood development programs was selected to go to Paris to participate in an international chocolate competition.
He and the team have worked hard to increase local leadership in the World Vision Vanuatu office this year.