Friday, November 5, 2010

What to do, what to do....




For ten years now, we have grown accustomed to JT leaving for a week (or more) at a time each month. In the summer, we typically all travel with him to enjoy our time together as a family. When possible we all go on the mission trips. However, as the children have gotten older and have commitments, we are not able to go as much. Plus, the financial side of trips is greater with 5 of us on a trip. So, we have to make hard choices.

This week, we've made one of those choices. JT will lead the trip to Guatemala alone. So, what do we do? For most people it's probably not a big deal. It's not that way for us... You see, JT works at home most of the time. So, we are all together almost every day. We eat every meal together. We work together. We enjoy our time as a family, and we relish it! We all really like each other, and we thrive on being together as a family.

So, when JT is gone, we are fairly lonely and pitiful. But, we are called to support and encourage him while he is leading a trip. So, we make a plan and try to pass the time as quickly as possible. We will, of course, have school each day. That helps greatly. We will have guitar lessons and Skype with friends from around the globe (Guatemala and Australia are due this week). We will write letters, play games and see friends.

We will pray for Poppa daily. We will miss him...we are so proud of him and the way he leads our family. Thank you Lord for a godly husband who seeks to honor you in all that he does.

3 comments:

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

Wait, you mean sackcloths and keening on the front porch isn't an option when a spouse leaves? Shoot. Praying for safe travels for JT and a quick happy week for y'all.

Christy said...

I wish I still lived with you to keep you company! We could occupy ourselves with Settlers, Bananagrams, and maybe even Alabama football! Oh well, I guess a Skype chat across the globe will have to do! Can't wait to talk to you tomorrow! I'm praying for yall! :) Love you!!!!

Unmove-AbleInHisWord said...

Beautiful, love your blog and family!! Praise Yeshua always!!!