Matthew was just a small baby when we left
4 months old. (I can only imagine the comments when we get back to Idaho next year for our
furlough.) And he was 8 months old when we moved to Idaho . He really doesn’t know
anything else but life in a foreign country. Mexico
He’s 2 ½ years old now. He talks all the time, but we don’t always know which language he’s speaking! Sometimes we think maybe he’s speaking German because he says things like, “mines shoes.” We know he’ll get it all figured out someday though and he’ll probably even start speaking ZK. The people love it when they ask him “how are you?” in ZK and he responds in ZK.
|Levi "reading" to Matthew|
Matthew and Levi act very much like twins…and they look very much like twins too. I think the most asked question or most frequent comment has to do with that topic. They play together and fight together. They stick up for one another and are sad when they are apart. And Matthew is quickly learning the art of instigation.
In 2 ½ years, Matthew has travelled across the US three times—once from Idaho to Mississippi and back, then from Idaho to Orlando (including Disney World) and back, then from Idaho to Virginia. He’s been to
|Matthew, hanging on the climbing wall!|
Matthew is our gift from God. Already, he has helped to open doors in the Pine Hill community. We walk down the street and we hear, “Mateo!” (Matthew in Spanish) We look forward to what God has in store for him in the future.
|Styling on Christmas morning!|
|Love this smile!|