We decided to stay one more night in Washington with our kids before coming home today. It’s just so hard to leave them.
Yesterday, we installed wireless surveillance cameras all over the city, buried a few hundred cans of mace, and introduced ourselves to every neighbor! (lol) We mapped out every possible path to and from everywhere, took the metro to school and bought a few shirts and sweatshirts from the campus store, metroed to the Smithsonian and hit a few museums, metroed to the Pentagon City Mall, bought Heavens iMac computer, metroed back to Heaven and Coree’s new home, installed Skype on Coree and Heavens computers, did a few practice Skype calls, and went to bed exhausted.
Going To The Zoo?
Since orientation isn’t until tomorrow, Coree and Heaven want us to stay and go to the zoo with them today.
At first I said no way… and here I am this morning, emotionally tore apart, wondering how I can say no when I’m not going to see them very much over the next few years. They promise to come home on most weekends. Who can predict whether this will happen or not? They might make new friends up here and they might wear out from the inconvenience of commuting… and eventually, weeks might turn into months, and then maybe they will even want to stay here for their semester breaks… dear God, this is really happening.
Saying Goodbye To My Grandma?
If we go to zoo, we have to leave here by early afternoon so I can visit my grandma and give her a big kiss on her beautiful nose… and watch her smile up at me and say, “Chucky, I love you!” She’s at her home on hospice care… been given only a short time to live. I haven’t written about it much, because I’ve been trying to remain optimistic. She believes in Jesus and she is ready for eternity. She told me she’s lived a long and very good life and she wants to go. Everyone has to go someday… it’s just so hard to say goodbye, when it is a woman like my grandma. She’s become a mother to me, since my mother passed away four and a half years ago, and she lost her only son one and a half years ago. I’m not looking forward to the next few weeks back home.
Amazing Grace For The Perfect Storm
I feel like I’m sailing into the perfect storm… but I have faith that God will carry me through this, and anything else that I will face in the future! God’s grace is amazing.
The Perfect Time For An Awakening
What’s really wild to me is how God has chosen this period of time in my life to pour out His Spirit on our church! The timing seems way off to me… but, Gods timing is always perfect. At Destiny Family Center, we are in the early days of what might be a community-wide, region-wide, and nation-wide awakening! The stories keep on pouring into our office, emails, facebooks, cell phones, etc… too many for me to fully process. I’ve never seen anything like it! So many people are giving their lives the Christ right now… something like 90 people in two weeks!
Thank You Dear Friends
I want to thank everyone who has left a comment of encouragement to us. Your words and prayers have blessed us so much! Brandy, thank you for that amazing, personal poem. Wow!
Photo’s From Yesterday
Click on the thumbnail for larger image. They were taken with my iphone… decent quality.
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