Jim and Monique are on their way to Israel for a 12-day mission trip, and our delightful part in their ministry is to take care of Charis while they're gone. We met them at their church, prayed with their group, and sent them on their way to Charis' chorus of, "Dada, Mama, bye-bye!" When we got home we headed out to feed the animals and pick up windfall pears in the back pasture, with Charis' help, of course! These photos capture the essence of Charis as she runs through life with such abandon. She has come running into our days bringing so much joy!