Saturday, June 9, 2012

Until Next Time

These past 2½ weeks have been extra special ones for our family.  It has been wonderful to have Abby and Scott here to welcome Lori and David to our family.  I absolutely love and treasure the times we have been together.  David loved the bear that Scott and Abby brought him. 

From the moment they landed, Scott and Abby were on the move.  They took every opportunity to visit family and friends.  Even the day he had an eye procedure, Scott went from the doctor’s office to meet a friend for lunch, then to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee, and finally to home group that night.  We willingly cleared or rearranged schedules to be with them.

Of course, a wedding is a wonderful time to be with family.  Several people, from both sides of our families, were able to share in the special weekend.  There were great times of fellowship at the wedding rehearsal, dinner, wedding and reception.  

Memorial Day was another great time to get together with 21 of our family.  On the Sunday before they left, our family of 9 was able to eat and visit together. 

There were lots of hugs, kisses, I love yous, and “One more thing…”

We don’t know when Abby and Scott will be coming home to visit again or when we might go to see them.  Although they had been gone for almost 2 years to the day, hopefully it won’t be quite so long next time.  I have found, for me, that instead of saying, “Goodbye” it is much better to say, “Until next time…”

For now, I will be grateful for the treasured memories of these past few weeks as well as pictures, telephones, and computers which help us keep in touch.  So whether they live a continent away or across town, “Until next time…”

 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4

and knowing that...

…my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

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