Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When Power Outages Happen

As they often do in Africa.  Instead of dwell on how much we are sweating without our fans, or how much we aren't able to get done when the power is out, we try to make it a game.  You never know what exciting thing we will do when the power goes out. 

We may play tag by moonlight complete with a courtyard full of delighted squeals.  We may sit on the porch and enjoy the cooler breeze complete with the entertainment of the beautiful stars God filled the night sky with.

We may have a "fancy" candlelit dinner.

Complete with placecards.

We might have story time with Daddy by flashlight complete with the excitement of the Little Sojourners getting caught up in the way he tells a story.

Or, we might relive all of our Disney moments while we each share out favorite memory, favorite ride, favorite show, etc. complete with magic that cuts through the dark.

You just never know what might take place when the power goes out at our house.  It's my hope, though, that even in these seemingly inconvenient moments we are making memories with our kids that they will remember for years to come.

Unwrapping our little moments in the dark,
*Linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky.


  1. Looks like you're doing an amazing job making beautiful memories with your littles.

  2. So sweet! It is lovely when power outages can be seen as unexpected gifts! What did Chesterton say about inconveniences being rightly seen as opportunities? :) Lovely!

  3. Love this! My daughter and son in law and two grandbabies have been to Ghana and now are preparing to go longterm.
    Thank you so much for your kind remarks over at my place!

  4. Such an uplifting and encouraging post! I'm eager to head out and chase down some memories for myself today. Thank YOU and Tuesdays Unwrapped for spreading the joy this morning.

  5. I am sure these are special memories your children will have for ever. I have wonderful memories of the fun things we did during power outages during storms. It was fun quality family time!! :)

  6. What a great idea! Way to make an inconvenience a blessing. :)

  7. What a cute cake! I wish I had cake decorating skills...

    Thanks for stopping by!


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