18 days sound like a lot until your reach day 17. Tomorrow is the day Jess flies back home, yes, home to Germany and her beloved. Today we will try not to think about it. Today we will enjoy the sunshine and a bonfire and the amazing streak of October weather we've been blessed with. Today we will bake and cook and feast with extended family -- today is AnnaLynn's 13th birthday! Today we will not lose heart since we know how blessed we are despite the distance tomorrow will bring. Today we rejoice in the blessings God has wrought in our lives and give thanks. We have it SO GOOD.
Will try to share some pics here in another day or two, but in the meantime, please take a few moments to sit back and watch and listen to the following video. While it is difficult to say good-bye to any friend or loved one, perspective is a beautiful thing... As hard as THIS is, some are crying out with no peace, no understanding of the hard things. Some lose heart in the midst of life's hard providences. But they don't need to...
Enjoying day 17 (and fighting tears),
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