This week is a gift. We have been in Colorado with my family and in less than two days we will fly out, on our way to England and finally Indonesia. It's the end, and the beginning.
My family has gathered, my sister flying in last minute from Minnesota, we met up with my brother and sister-in-law and niece in the mountains today. We got to be here for my little brother's graduation party and his baptism. We celebrated my sister's birthday and have met a couple of significant others for the lovely single sisters of the family. Today at church we were surrounded by supporters and my dad prayed for us with his voice cracking and breaking.
I treasure it. My heart is filled to the brim with thankfulness for these times that we are soaking up, knowing we will be away for so much over the next four years. So yes, I treasure a trip to the mountains where we wander Georgetown and or hike in Estes Park, marveling at the beauty of Colorado and sunsets and these life milestones like my brother confessing his faith in baptism and a boy asking my dad if he can date my sister.
It is beautiful.
They are great, they really are. I am ever so thankful that God gave them to me.