Friday, July 22, 2011

The Great Adventures of Sonya Yi

I bet you're wondering where's all the pics I promised of Sonya and our visit with two Amish families we've grown to love and call family.  Well, here they are!  Except I will start off with this picture.  Do you notice anything unusual?  

Yes, that is correct.  Sonya lost her top front tooth!  In Sonya's words, "Fiiiiinally!"  And it might seem barbaric to you, but we do not do the whole "tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy to leave a dollar thing".  I will quote a famous Seinfeld line from the Seinfeld comedy series, "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

And did you notice what Sonya's t-shirt says?  "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news."  (Isaiah 52:7) 

Sonya got this t-shirt from her overnight at our church, Waynedale Baptist.  Have I ever mentioned to you Sonya wants to be a missionary when she grows up?  Several months ago, after leaving church and running a few errands with me, Sonya said out of the blue, "Mom, it sure would take a lot of courage to go into other countries and tell them about Jesus and then end up in jail for it."  As I replied, "Yes, Sonya, it sure would."  Which then came this response from her then seven year old lips, "Mom, I think that's what I'm supposed to do." 

And if it weren't for attending such a remarkable church that is anchored in the Word, reminding me often through scripture that it's not about this life but the next I wouldn't have known to respond back to her, "Sonya, I think you just may be right about that."

Here we are visiting the Bontrager farm.  Notice in the top picture only the arm of one of the Bontrager daughters as this family is opposed to getting their pictures taken.  In the second picture, Sonya is holding the sister of Bibi the cat, Sonya's kitty of two years.  Sonya wanted to take her home that day, until I reminded her that sissy will be picking out our next kitten as soon as she comes home.  Reluctantly she put the kitty down and managed just fine to leave without it that day. 

The rest of the pictures are from the Miller farm, and this family is okay with getting their pictures taken.  Most of the pics will be Sonya with some or all of the six Miller children.  One pic includes the children's mother Polly in it while they are shucking corn.

Introducing Loretta, Sonya, Roseanna, Joanne, Joseph and Minnie.
Now are these girls happy, or what?!
Can it get any better than this!
 Joanne, Minnie, Loretta (LOVE this picture, btw!) 

The oldest, Roseanna, was very insistent that I get a pic of her milking the goat, so I did!
i just now realized it would be a good idea to share a couple of pictures of the Miller farm!  duh!

Check out these BEAUTIFUL greenhouse tomatoes! YUM! YUM!

Meet sweet Baby James, the newest addition to the Miller fam.  Isn't he absolutely precious?!

Joanne and Loretta were determined that before i left the fields I get a pic of them standing out in their popcorn!  Who knew that you grow popcorn?! 

Here's Sonya being led around on the pony by the oldest Miller child, Roseanna, while Joanne is messing around by cramming a bunch of chickweed in her mouth!  Did you know chickweed is edible?!!!!!

Now all the girls want in on the action!  Except for Sonya, that is! 
She doesn't want any part of it!!!!

I teased the girls and told them I was going to tell the world that this is how the Amish feed their children, by sending them out into the fields to fill up on weeds!  They giggled in unison!


P.S. Now can you see why Sonya's feet were absolutely filthy by the time I got her home at one in the morning?!  Although while the rest of the children walked around barefoot, Sonya was resolved to keep her shoes on.   I think she was afraid of stepping in horse manure to tell you the truth.  Even though she loves visiting the farm, she's still a city girl, I suppose.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun day! A beautiful farm! Our son knew at the age of 4 that he was called to ministry. He's a worship pastor today!