These past couple of weeks have been a whirl wind. Pretty much to be expected I guess considering. ;) Because I use this blog as a journal for my kids this is going to be one of those catch up posts with lots of pictures of lots of special people in my life. If I had been better about having my camera ready there would be a whole lot more.
Keegan is now safely at college in Illinois and loving it so far. Classes don't start until the end of the month but 2-a-days for football are in full swing. I miss him so much already and I keep asking God how He thought I was going to be able to be so far away from my two oldest babies. He reminded me ever so gently though that this is exactly what I prayed for all those years of raising Keegan and Travis~ for them to be good, strong, Godly men who were responsible and able to take care of themselves one day... and look at me now whining? Ugh.
While in Illinois we were also able to spend some precious time seeing family and friends. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people in our lives and we are so thankful for their love, encouragement and support. We couldn't do this without them. My sister had a special surprise for us while we were there. One night after a wonderful cookout, backyard game of kickball and lots of laughter they wrote prayers for our family and the orphans we will be working with in Guatemala on sky lanterns and we lit them off and let them sail 'up to Jesus'. ;) It was such a special moment for all of us. Beautiful. (Thanks Jenny for always making us feel so loved)
We also had the opportunity to share our story at the LeRoy Christian Church and were blessed beyond words by seeing old friends and meeting new. I would have more pictures by I accidentally left the disc out of my camera- so bummed. :(
Back at home my awesome friend Michelle set it up for Havyn to be able to ride a real horse. Havyn is crazy about horses- and I mean CRAZY- so this absolutely made her day. So much fun and such a treat! (thanks Michelle- you are the best!!)
I know the next 10 days are going to be full of good-byes, tears, big changes, and lots of excitement. I plan on updating on here often. :) We can't wait to get there and share this journey with you all.