Life is pretty fast-paced around the Maxwell home with several different factors: bus work, trip preparations, house things, and a funeral to prepare for. Saturday night, one of our dear friends from the nursing home, left his earthly body and joyfully met his Savior face to face. With our nursing home ministry comes the reality of facing death often. It is never easy to say good-bye, even though it is temporary, to our friends. Daddy has the privilege of being able to do our friendâ€™s entire funeral service. The children have been asked to do the music, so theyâ€™re working to prepare the songs requested. We would greatly appreciate prayer if you think of us the next two days, as preparations are made. Thursday morning is the funeral.
We are leaving on our 3 week trip next Tuesdayâ€”which is all too quickly approaching. The boys put down a new insulated floor in the bus. It makes the whole bus feel fresh and clean and hopefully it will be warmer! Itâ€™s another exciting start to the conversion process.
In the meantime, school is still busily being done, two birthdays are being celebrated early, and the list goes on.
May we each keep in mind how close eternity is and never take another day for granted.
â€œBut exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sinâ€ (Hebrews 3:13).
5 thoughts on “A Temporary Goodbye and Our Upcoming Trip”
My condolence to the family of your friend.
Its good to be busy and learning as you go along.
Have a safe trip.
Have a wonderful birthdays. =)
Praying for you and the rest of your family.
We will continue to uphold you all in prayer, especially during these next two busy days.
God’s blessings on you all and may the Lord ubundantly bless you this year.
Steadfast in Jesus,
The T. family
We will pray for your family’s funeral and trip preparations. Please keep posting pictures of the bus. I love seeing the creativity in what can be done with a shell of a bus. Have a blessed week.
The F. Family
We will be praying for your safety as you travel. I wanted to share with your family something I saw a couple days ago. I was looking in the classified ads for a city about 5 hours from where I live, and something stood out to me, It said (and I am paraphrasing) Position Open, 3 hours a week, playing music for the elderly at such and such retirement home. And I couldn’t help but find this a sad state of affairs. It made me appreciate your family so much more, always giving of yourselves for the glory of God. May He bless you all abundantly!
I really appreciated how you wrote a “temporary good-bye” – so true. I lost my grandmother in the morning and my brother(29) in the afternoon on Dec. 22, 2007. Both missed beyond words and yet a comfort to know that they knew and loved their Lord and Saviour and that it is only “temporary”.
God Bless and keep you all.
Heidi -Ontario, Canada
Dear Heidi, I’m so sorry to hear about your double loss on one day. I truly can’t imagine. May Jesus continue to comfort your family. Hugs, Sarah
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