Thank you Mr. McCartney, but we’ll actually be saying both hello and goodbye this time.

Goodbye ūüė¶ ¬†A¬†great big “Goodbye!” to everyone who came out from Vancouver to minister to us and our fellowship here! ¬†We had a great time connecting and exploring our ¬†identity in Christ with you all! ¬†I’m excited for what the Lord is going to in you, and for what he has already begun, bolstered and continued through you! ¬†Thanks for your transparency, willingness to learn and adapt, and the joy and insight you brought to our context here (I’ll be blogging to recount things more fully later)!

And also: Hello! ¬†A great big “Hello!” to our new baby due to arrive some time in late February (maybe sharing a birthday with Grandma Wulf?)! ¬†No we were not planning on having another baby this close to Jude (18 months-ish). ¬†No Kate has not been in to see a doctor yet (due in part to surprise and figuring things out in a new culture) ¬†We’re thinking Kate’s is around 12 weeks along and hoping to see a doctor next week. ¬†Please pray for this pregnancy especially as I’m sure it will bring our foreignness back home to us in new way (“Comfort” in pregnancy comes at a high premium as it is, let along trying to translate it in to a new cultural currency).

On another note, once the initial shock was over, we have had a blast announcing this new baby! ¬†Here’s the short story of how we announced to our parents: Kate made a shirt for Jude with “Big Bro” sewed on to the front. ¬†We sent this picture to our parents while video phoning on Skype. ¬†Both set of parents asked the question, “What’s with the ‘Big Bro’?” ¬†“Oh, well, Jude is going to be a big brother.” ¬†And this is what ensued (Please add your own audio to match the expressions in order to capture the full event)…

The Wulfs

The OsgoodsThanks moms and dads (and Chris’ right side)! ¬†We’re excited to meet you little baby! ¬†We love you!


The chaos has set in. ¬†With just a week left until our intended departure date, the goodbyes and “Oh, but I’ll see you again right?”-s have begun. ¬†The calendar has filled up with farewell parties, family dinners and prayer send-offs as more and more of our thoughts turn toward the life God has called us to overseas.

Every conversation, every place, and experience has become twinged with Holland and next week’s plane ride. ¬†“I wonder if this is the last time” has turned to “That was the last time I…”, while “How do we fit all this into this room?” at my parents house has turned to “How do we fit all this into six pieces of luggage?” ¬†Each change brings its own dilemma I suppose, and we’ll just keep taking it one step at a time.

We need your prayers now more than ever as our requests turn to the particulars of transition and travel.

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