Friday, July 28, 2006

Saying Goodbye Is Hard To Do

Saying goodbye is always tough. We have enjoyed being with our family for the past few weeks, but Sandy and I head back overseas soon. It’s been interesting to see God’s hand in our lives. Sandy’s mom passed away exactly at the right time. Sandy’s mother had been ill for over a year and during that time Sandy was pressed to return early. On this trip home she was able to spend quality time with her mom before her death and God’s timing has also allowed Sandy to be with her dad. She can now return to Asia with perfect peace.

We’ve been saying goodbye to our girls Becky (in red shirt) and Sara (behind her) since they were in the 5th grade. Our girls were in boarding school in Kenya so for years we have enjoyed our time together but continually went through the agony of separation. With the addition of four wonderful grandkids, it doesn’t get any easier.

We are anxious to get back to our assignments in Asia, but through this trip in the states God is forming in us a new vision. I have no idea where this road will lead, but that’s the part of what it means to live by faith.

It may be awhile before I post again. Lots of packing, last minute goodbye’s to family members. Talk to you again from a different time zone.