Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What we'll miss

This will probably be our last entry until we get to El Salvador. The packing for all intents and purposes is done. The house is getting bare, as we are also packing many of our pictures, knick knacks and other items that made our home, ours.

This brings me to a question many have asked us… what we are doing with our house?

We are very fortunate that our children will take care of our home for us. Our son, Phillip, daughter, Denise and her daughter, Madison already live with us. Our other daughter, Cheryl, and our son-in-law, David will move in when we leave. The siblings, son-in-law and grandchild living under the same roof will be quite the experience for them.  It has sitcom written all over it, let’s all hope and pray they feel that way 6 months from now J.  All kidding aside it is a huge relief to be leaving our house in their hands.  We’ll also leave our car for them to use. It helps them out and it gives us peace of mind knowing loved ones are watching over and enjoying the gifts God has given to us.

We have also had other questions about missing our lifestyle, our culture, the language, clean and hot water. That’s all part of what we consider the adventure and challenge.  I’ll tell you what’s caused the deepest struggle and heart ache; we already miss our children and grandchildren.

The last few days have been very difficult as I’ve had to leave rooms and excuse myself so I can go and collect myself because I’ve emotionally become overcome. I thought I had this under control and well thought out but apparently as the time dwindles the feelings grow stronger and I misjudged that. Fortunately we live in a technological age that will allow us to see and speak with our family from El Salvador. It’s not like Mission work of 200 years ago when you truly left your family behind but right now that doesn’t provide much solace. This too shall pass. Once we leave in two weeks, I’m sure we will be so excited and challenged by our new friends and surroundings, the feelings of heart ache will pass.

For Those We Love.

Almighty God, we entrust all who are dear to us to thy never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come; knowing that thou art doing for them better things than we can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




Tom & Dianne

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