Just a short blog update to let you know that everything is going well. I talk with Mom over the phone at least twice every day and, each time, I can tell she is grinning from ear to ear. Our conversations are always filled with vivid and wonderful details of the sights and sounds she’s experiencing. Mom and Dad will return home tomorrow, ready to enter 2007 with a refreshed spirit and new memories. Meanwhile, I spent four days visiting with friends, reading, shopping, catching up on paperwork, and making my own memories with Paul Burton.
I think the only “creature” who has not enjoyed this week was Ellie (our dog)! I tried to play with her, but she just stared out the windows and moped around the house. Well, Lord willing, she’ll be able to sniff Mom and Dad all she wants to tomorrow. I’m also looking forward to seeing my parents again, although I promise not to sniff them. Instead, we’ll share together memories, pictures, and answered prayers of a week the Lord has blessed.
To my parents, I want to say, “Thank you for being faithful to each other for thirty-three years…what clear evidence it is that the Lord does live in and through you. Happy Anniversary!” And to the family that made it possible for my parents to celebrate their anniversary, I’d like to say, “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you have refreshed the hearts of the saints (Philemon 1:7). Thank you!”