A sigh of relief

Melanie —  May 11, 2008

Well, it’s been a very full week.  As Peter wrote, we all had the stomach flu last weekend.  Then after a couple of “well” days, we celebrated our nephew Matthew’s 2nd birthday and then Peter and I flew to Boston on Thursday for his graduation.  It was a great weekend together! Thanks to my mom and dad and Aunt Carol for watching our children.  Now we are back.  It feels like we can breathe a big sigh of relief because we are going to be in the same place for at least another month!  That feels good.  To be honest, I am pretty exhausted and feel a little be emotionally dis-oriented.  I know that sounds strange but I don’t know any other way to describe it.  We’ve been in so many places, met and re-connected with so many people, and then today went to our “home” church here in OR for the first time.  It was so wonderful to see so many friends.  It’s just hard knowing that we don’t live here anymore.  One of the hardest parts about doing what we do (serving in missions) is that no where is truly home.  Hillsboro feels so familiar, but it’s not home.  Caterham feels like home too but it’s really not.  I know I’ve written about this before on our blog . . . an issue that I struggle with from time to time.  This too I can offer up as a sacrifice to the Lord.  Pray for us as we spend time with friends this week and for Peter as he prepares for upcoming ministry. (GLOW youth meeting on the 18th and then church weekend away  23rd to 25th)

Just a reminder that we don’t have internet access at home – sorry we aren’t answering emails as promplty as usual and posts on the site are a little more sparse.  We’ll try to keep posting as much as we can.