Sunday, November 30, 2008

Coming...Going...Coming

Our traveler is headed home! We just spoke with Matthew about an hour ago and he is finishing up the last bit of packing before heading to bed. He and Jacob have an early morning flight tomorrow (Sunday evening our time) and a very loooong day plus of travel. They leave Kuala Lumpur and head to Stockholm, then Newark, and after an insanely long layover in Newark, finally home! We are praying that they will make it to Newark on time and that there will be space standby for them to get on an earlier flight. If they make that, they'll get here around midnight Monday night. If not, it'll be Tuesday morning.

Join us in praying for safe travel and Lord willing, an earlier arrival home!

One eager mother awaits....

And while I wait for Matthew, I say good-bye for a little bit to Thomas and Andrew. They both head back to school this afternoon for the last few weeks of their semesters. Oh, it's been so good to have them home. They both have papers, exams and all the usual end of semester work so they'll be hard at it for the next few weeks. BUT THEN....it'll be Christmas break and

....drum roll, please.....

EVERYONE WILL BE HERE. THE WHOLE FAMILY. JONATHAN GETS HERE FIRST AND THEN....ALL OF MY CHILDREN (YES, ERIN AND LUKE THIS YEAR), PLUS!
(do you detect a hint of excitement?)

Yes...one very eager mother awaits....

...and remembers the words of the Psalmist, "The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." (Psalm 121:8)...

...and prays, "Lord, would you be pleased to watch over the going out and coming in of my dear ones and grant a joyful reunion as we celebrate the most important going out and coming in of all...the birth of Jesus. As I focus on my children coming, may my heart be even more consumed with the coming of your Son."

1 comment:

kk said...

let it be known that PLUS! is excited for christmas, too. ;)