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kellyvia

kellyvia Home is Uganda, from NC, USA •Mother to 6 (5 girls, 1 baby boy) •Happy Wife •Jesus Always •Missions •Adoption •Photography •Homeschooling https://youtu.be/esJM4s5E524
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@kellyvia

kellyvia
Mother's day, 2019: one of the scariest days of our lives. as we began setting up our campsite for an overnight celebration after a beautiful morning at church, the day took a sudden nosedive. chloe had been stung by something (no one knew what), and a 15 minute downward spiral left her frantically itching, burning, and hyperventilating. hives began working their way down her body. then, her face literally began swelling more with each passing minute, and we ran for the car to drive to the nearest clinic, 30 minutes away. before we reached the car, chloe's tongue began to swell, and she was able to tell me, "oh no, oh no...i can't breathe." we got her to the car and as i was praying over my girl, daddy found the epipen in the dashboard and stabbed her in the thigh...and within 20 seconds she was breathing and a calm came over her body. •
daddy made a 30 minute trip in about 15, and a friend had called ahead to kamu clinic to be ready for us. •
the doctors and nurses took great care of her, and over the next few hours we watched as our sweet chloe slowly came back to us. the doctor told us in all his years of practice, he has never seen such an intense and life-threatening reaction from an insect. he also confirmed that dad's quick use of the epipen saved her life.


to our support team: thank you for covering our family in prayer. there were so many variables that had to come together just so to save our girls' life. i have no doubt in the power of your prayers over us. •

to darrell hyler: thank you for the epipens. if it weren't for you, we would not have had this epipen that ultimately opened our girl's airway and saved her life. thank you. we love you. •

to daddy. thank you for being severely allergic to bees. without your need for an epipen, we wouldn't have had one in the car. •

to the doctors and nurses at kamu clinic: thank you for your knowledgeable and quick medical care & loving our daughter.


to our beautiful savior jesus, who knew this day before it even came to pass. thank you for your protection over our family. thank you for providing for our every need. thank you for saving our girl. we love you with everything we are.
184 513 6 days ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
We've spent the last few days in bugyodandanla, bugiri, uganda, (yes, go ahead and take a moment to try and say that one!) doing pastoral training, health & hygiene, business training, and children's ministry with @arise_africa. it was a sweet , successful mission!

i love watching our kids take in all the sights of this beautiful country from the window of our camper truck as we travel from village to village. awe & wonder fill their eyes as we reach towns we've never visited or see sights they've never seen. •

this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. this week’s theme is "a view out my window."

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other, dm if you would like to join the list. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
🍃
next up: the beautiful @allisons_eyes!



#runwildmychild #wilderness_kids  #kidswhoexplore #adventureswithchildren #littletravellersnetwork #wildandfreechildren #loveyourtimetogether #letthemexplore #letthekids
#honestly_movement #rcc_movement #cw_movement #moc_under5k #tc_storytelling #aoe_storytelling #artofstorytelling_ig #talesofthemoment #thiswildlingsoul #simplychildren #my_magical_moments #treasured_childhood #capture_your_stories #wildandbravelittles #documentyourmemories_  #savorlifeintensely #candidchildhood
41 296 2 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
🎶it may look like i'm surrounded by i'm surrounded by you!*🎶


sometimes i feel absolutely surrounded by my situations, and it can feel really hard to rejoice and praise the lord in the midst of my feelings, my stress, or my anxiety. but, this song is such an encouragement to my soul that even when i feel surrounded by the spirit of heaviness to put on the garmet of praise. that is how we fight our battles!! •


rejoice •
“rejoice in the lord always. i will say it again: rejoice!”
‭‭philippians 4:4 niv

i have joined a group of creative daughters of god in a bible study #wordsoftruthloop to speak #wordsoftruth over ourselves and others. next up, the lovely: @jbmace


*lyrics by michael w. smith •



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78 328 2 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
Sometimes you just have to chuck the afternoon plans, dip into the "special american treats cabinet," and make some chocolate pudding pops with your kiddos. what a way to bring our crew together with excitement & joy! •


#sli_motherhood #csm_motherhood 
#jip_motherhood #mmm_mom #mc_motherhood #tsj_momandme #mac_motherhood #sfth_motherhood #rmhs_allaboutmom #sc_theme330 
#p52radness #getin52 #tme_bnw #tme_bw #tws_bnw #mc_bnw #kids_in_bnw #bnw_littles #shared_bnw_moments #themonochromaticlens  #cm_mama #bnwnarrative  #totm_monochrome #familyonpurpose #aos_backyard #loveyourtimetogether #yourfamilylifestyle #moc_under5k #tc_storytelling #aoe_storytelling
47 420 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
Kayil & jjaja patricia (pictured on left) have become quite the team. here, they have just finished up bible study and are asking questions to see who understood. i am amazed watching my girls lead this program on thursdays and i just can't help but share! (to our supporters, thank you! without you, we could not make this ministry happen! thank you for being on our team!)


i have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 john 1:4


sidenote: can you even handle the six sweeties lined up in the front?! too. stinkin. cute.


#viasinuganda #childrensministry #ministrykids #missionarykids #missionarylife #mks #pks #uganda #missions #gospel #bible #scripture #jesus #worldchangers #changemaker #wearethechurch #greatcommission #makedisciples #lobk_connection #tc_storytelling #aoe_storytelling #ourcandidlife #thejourneywithlight
34 323 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
He is all boy. he goes at 100% all day, every day...until it's sleepy time. when it's sleepy time, he gets all cuddly, lovey, and calm...and all the little mamas in the house compete for the snuggles that really only happen during these times. i get the snuggles about once a day, and i cherish them. cuddly time with my boy makes my heart so very full. •


this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. each week a new theme will be posted, so be on the lookout! this week’s theme is "daily routine."

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other, dm if you would like to join the list. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
🍃
next up: the beautiful @jenniferorient ❤️




#tc_storytelling #artofstorytelling_ig #simplychildren #talesofthemoment #documentyourmemories_  #theartofchildhood #ourcandidlife #purelyauthenticchildhood #documentyourdays #thebeautifulreal #honestlyparents #cm_hands2 #sfth_details #tc_syorytelling #moc_under5k #storytellinghands #aos_portraits #cw_portrait  #theeverydayportrait #freezeamoment1 #candidchildhood #heartofhome #dearphotographer #hellostoryteller #deeplyauthentic #snapfromtheheart
21 282 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
There were two sets of games: kia chose the one for the "big kids" because "she is 4 and a big kid." she was put on a team, waited in line, and ran the relay race with her team...but i think she was finished being a "big kid" after having to spin around seven times during the relay. after that she quietly asked me if she could switch to the "little kids" games. i don't blame her...i don't like spinning around in circles either.


#viasinuganda #ariseafrica #missions #thirdculturekid #missionarykid #uganda #lifeinuganda

#tc_storytelling #artofstorytelling_ig #simplychildren #treasured_childhood #talesofthemoment #childhoodwonders #documentyourmemories_ 
#theoutdoorchild #candidchildhood #runwildmychild #wildandbravelittles #theartofchildhood #ourcandidlife #letthekids #purelyauthenticchildhood #shamoftheperfect #documentyourdays #thebeautifulreal  #honestlyparents #kidsofthelens #lobk_connection #p52_connection
10 233 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
Yesterday, our second born turned twelve! and while we don't have a plethora of birthday party venues to choose from here, we do happen to have lots of outdoor adventure opportunities here in beautiful jinja, uganda. so, for her birthday, this girl chose to go quad-biking through the orange roads of bujagali. amazing! it's days like this that i look at our lives and i'm so happy that our kids get to live this crazy life and make all these unique memories! happy 12th birthday, sweet kayil! may you stay fierce, brave, strong, and a lady after god's heart. •

(side note: we drove by these girls in the photo at their home on the way down the path. so, as we came back up the path with our ugandan guide, they were happily waiting for us by the path. they gave kayil flowers and also asked for a photo. we greeted and gave them waters, then headed on our way. just another reminder that we are "most welcome" in uganda.)



as dorothy said, there’s no place like home. we all have a unique view of the world from our little corner of planet earth. once a month, we are documenting the cultures, traditions, and natural beauty of where we live. travel the world as you make the loop or follow the tag #wherewelive_loop. next up, the lovely: @menyhart.ani



#tc_storytelling #totm_joy #visituganda #my_magical_moments #treasured_childhood #capture_your_stories #simplychildren #talesofthemoment #thiswildlingsoul  #artofstorytelling_ig #documentyourmemories_ 
#savorlifeintensely #thirdculturekid #theoutdoorchild #hiyapapayaphotoaday #magicofchildhood #runwildmychild #wildandbravelittles #youthunscripted #letthemexplore #letthekids #theartofchildhood #wilderness_kids #kidswhoexplore #adventureswithchildren #wildandfreechildren #loveourbigkids #honestlyparents #uganda
63 303 3 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
With uganda's summertime heat year around, we spend a lot of time outdoors. this is a candid sibling shot of our youngest two from this past weekend's family fun...just enjoying our family outside with no adgendas!! •

this year i have joined @theodoraofosuhima in her weekly photo challenge #letsclick52 for a fun and approachable group project. each week a new theme will be posted, so be on the lookout! this week’s theme is outdoors.

this is a weekly loop (#letsclick52loop) to show support to each other; dm if you would like to join. please click on the next photographer to follow the loop and view our interpretation for this week!
🍃
next up the lovely: @photography_by_brandirene



#moc_under5k #capture_your_stories #savorlifeintensely#talesofthemoment 
#treasured_childhood #theeverydayportrait #theartofchildhood #theoutdoorchild #documentyourdays #mmm_springtime #mc_springtime #tc_spring #rcc_spring #mac_spring #mtm_spring #totm_spring #sgiew_spring #letthekids #loveyourtimetogether #da_sharejoy #yourfamilylifestyle #tws_colormespring
#sfth_color #siblinghoodlove #csm_warmth #dym_sunshine #eyecandyproject52 #ourcandidlife
54 272 4 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
You can look around parts of uganda and see that many people are not taking care of their environment. although uganda is absolutely beautiful, there are places ruined by plastics and other trash littering the ground...with not much change in sight.

there's a small community that we often drive through where a community member has decided to start small by creating this recycling center. i love seeing one person being intentional to make a difference. •

here's to all the people who choose each day to make a difference in our world, to treat others the way they want to be treated, and go above and beyond the local norms. one person can make a difference!



#cm_earthday #sfth_earth #aos_nature #sgiew_earthday #earthweek_nio #sfth_earth #lobk_colorful #boldemotionalcolorful #moc_under5k #capture_your_stories #savorlifeintensely #talesofthemoment #thiswildlingsoul #runwildmychild #wildandbravelittles #hoto_19 #letthemexplore  #dearphotographer #theeverydayportrait  #hellostoryteller #beyondthewanderlust #theartofchildhood #wilderness_kids
#themindfulapproach #beinstainspired #shamoftheperfect #theoutdoorchild #wildandfreechildren #earthday #recycle
52 347 5 weeks ago

@kellyvia

kellyvia
The women found the stone rolled away from the tomb. when they entered, they did not find the body of the lord jesus... two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them and said to them, •

“why do you look for the living among the dead? he is not here; he has risen!"
(from luke 24)


jesus is alive indeed!
happy easter from the vias in uganda!
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