It was quite cold in Leavenworth this morning (6 degrees) as we loaded the final bags. Yesterday afternoon all of the books and everything else that goes with us 🙂 was packed so we didn’t have as much to load this morning.
Everyone pitched in yesterday to prepare for our trip. Each person fulfills an important role. From cleaning the bus, to getting the shipping area ready for Grandma and Grandad, to loading all the food items, to last minute packing (and wondering what COULD I be forgetting? or, as someone in the family mentioned this morning they felt they were taking their entire dresser!), to eating up the leftovers (Mom does a wonderful job on clearing out the fridge before each trip), to making the boys’ beds in the bus, and so much more.
Nathan and Melanie fed us a delicious dinner last night. They often do this the night before a trip so that we donâ€™t have to prepare a meal. We know this was an extra special labor of love yesterday on Melanieâ€™s part, because Abigail was quite fussy. We enjoyed a meal with the three of them, and then had our time in Godâ€™s Word, before getting back to trip preparations. We will definitely miss everyone at home, including Miss Abigail.
I didn’t get our traditional “send off” prayer picture, but I was able to get one of everyone waving good-bye to Grandad and Grandma.
We didn’t post an update on the funeral last week. The Lord’s hand was so evident in the service. The five younger children’s music went smoothly, and we were told it blessed many. Dadâ€™s message was on Psalm 23, bringing in a salvation theme and the comfort we have in knowing that this separation is just temporary.
We are grateful for your prayers as we travel. This trip is a little unusual because our first conference isn’t until next Tuesday evening. We’ll be spending a few days with friends in Arkansas, and weâ€™re hoping to stop for a few days at Aunt Tamiâ€™s before heading to Florida.
Only for Jesus,
Sarah for the family
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalms 16:11).