That was the headline this morning in our local Island newspaper – the Guardian. I read it online because there hasn’t been any delivery yet.
We’ll be digging out for a while. We had a snowfall of 50 cm (almost 20 inches) – not to mention the drifts.
They are quite spectacular!
Like the one that filled in our walk and our steps right up to the edge of our deck!
How is a pup supposed to get out through that?
Roger to the rescue.
Braving the drifts.
Isn’t he a tidy shoveller?
And I just heard the plow go by.
Phew! I’m glad we will be able to get out.
We have a few last minute errands to get our baby – yes, our baby and our only daughter – ready to leave tomorrow for her 3 months DTS course with YWAM Orlando and then a 2 month mission trip to Jordan/India or Jordan/Thailand.
Do you want to hear the conversations going on in my mind?
- “I’ve said goodbye to the boys – and survived”
- “I can do it again”
- “She loves the Lord and wants to serve Him”
- “It will be the adventure of her life”
- “Oh dear – she’s my baby – how can I let her go?”
- “I would have given my eye teeth to do the same thing at her age”
- “She is going to sunny Florida”
- “Hmmm can I figure out a way to go down and visit her??”
I would be in denial if I didn’t admit to feeling sad and afraid at times.
And each time I feel that way? I pray.
I’ve sent my boys out before her and it’s a hard thing for a mama to do.
But it is good.
This phrase from 1 Peter 2:25 has been my deep comfort:
My girl is going with the “Shepherd and Guardian of her soul”
and I know of no better Companion.
I’d be so grateful for your prayers – for Suzanne as well. Her daughter heads back to college this week. And Randi who is also saying goodbye to two of her daughters this week. Randi says it well when she writes:
“Ah, this part of motherhood doesn’t feel like a good fit to me. I am having to put one foot in front of the other these days and trust God for the rest. Really, I know that this is actually a good place for me to be, although I can’t say it is comfortable. He is going to walk me through and show me how to do this. I know this because He has been faithful to guide me through every other phase of motherhood, and this one will be no exception.”
I’m thankful for the encouragement I’ve received from you, my friends.
It’s a gift from blogging that I didn’t really anticipate – this loving, prayerful support from a community of moms and grandmoms. I’m so grateful!
with love and thanks for you,