Archive for February, 2011

Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson coming!!!!

February 28, 2011

Yes, our son Josh and his family are coming to visit us in Phoenix. We are waiting to go and pick them up at the airport in a few minutes. We are soo excited to see them all. We have not seen them since last May…that is a long time to not have seen our 5 year old grandson Silas. We can not wait to be with them. You can be sure that there will be more pictures to come.

Love Jan for the Roaming Reimers

Good News, reflections and excitement

February 20, 2011

Well, I had to go and do a thing that lots of people don’t like this week. I have been putting off getting a colonoscopy for several years now. I decided that I finally need to do this. SO.. on Friday I had my first. Praise the Lord! I had a very good report! I don’t have to go back for 10 years. Considering 4 members of my immediate family have died of various cancers….this is particularly good news. I was so grateful for good news that I didn’t even mind the preparation too much..Hah!

We did get some sad news on Friday though. One of our retired missionaries from Indonesia passed away at only 72. She had only been diagnosed of leukemia 3 weeks ago. Her family spoke at the Memorial service this afternoon. WOW. It made me realize a few things. First, the I want to leave a good Godly legacy for our family, friends and even strangers. Secondly I don’t want to leave anything “unsaid” or undone that I should have done. We never know how much time we will have and I already do treasure the time I have with my children…but I will all the more now.

Our son, Josh his wife Teresa and our only grandchild 5 year old Silas come in a little over a week. We are soooo excited to see them and to give many hugs.

Love, jan for the Roaming Reimers

Back in Phoenix

February 4, 2011

Kent and I are back in Phoenix from our little getaway in the desert. We had good time and got to see some friends we made last year and made some new friends.

We drove back to Phoenix last Friday and got settled into the RV park. the college will pay for us to stay here three months will I continue to volunteer for them. So that is a big praise for us as it helps us and the college too. And I like what I do for them too.

We are in a nice mobile home park community that has a few spots open for long term RVs. So we will be here until April. They have some really nice facilities too. There is a heated pool and hot tub, a nice laundry, work out room and the community is always having activities too. We do like it here. I will get some pictures and post them later.

Right away on Saturday we had a conference with local churches. It was an all day event. We had good speakers that challenged us spiritually too. There were 7 people from our church that went to it. That was fun. Kent and I had the WorldVenture display there and so we spent time at the booth as well as meeting lots of new pastors and catching up with some that we’ve known several years now.

These last few days we have had some very cold weather for Phoenix. Yes, it went down to below freezing. So…Kent and I had to cover my flowers. I spent one day finding enough coverings.

If you look closely you will see that some of these covers look very much like sheets. Yes, that is what they are. Actually we found that the single fitted sheet worked fairly well with putting a plastic container in the flower bed to keep the sheet from crushing the flowers.

Thankfully it looks like the cold weather is past. I am grateful that we don’t have to deal with the really bad weather that many of our friends and family are dealing with.

Love, Jan for the Roaming Reimers