Tuesday, November 13, 2007

mommy can I hold your hand????

These were the words out of my 4 year olds mouth yesterday as we went to the grocery store. I love this kid with everything in me. As I was holding his little hand in mine I realized that in a couple of years he will no longer want to hold my hand. Let me take the time to tell you about my son Logan.
1)He is loyal
2)He is very energetic. Always going until you make him stop
3)He is very intelligent. He remembers things he did when he was 1
4)When he loves he does it with everything in him
5)He loves sports
6)He is kind and caring (sometimes)
7)He has a smile that lights up his face
8)He loves to help people
9)He needs to feel loved and in order for this he needs 1 on 1 time daily
10)He is a born again christian
I love you logan. You bring so much joy and laughter into my life! Thank you!

4 weeks left!!!!!!

Here I sit and I realized that we only have 4 weeks left till graduation. A day that we thought would never get here. It's been a long 4 yrs. So many things have happened in our life since being at this school. Many trying and difficult times and yet God has seen us through all of them. He took us through them and brought us out stronger people because of them.
4 weeks and we will be leaving the apartment that has been our home. Part of me is saddened by the thought of leaving. Sad for the friendships that I will leave behind. Sad for the freedom that my children have been able to have living here. THey are able to go outside and play and not worry. So many nights as the sun is setting you will hear the childrens voices floating inside and childhood laughter. I'm saddened for my kids as I know the life they about to embark on is a difficult one to get through.
And yet I'm hopeful as I know they can get through it. And Ramon and I will get through it. It's not an easy life missionary life but it's worth it.
So yes even though part of me is sad the other part is so excited and peaceful. Ramon asked me lastnight if i was scared to move to panama and my answer was immediate. No. I'm excited about moving back to latin america. Yes I know it won't be the same as venezuela but I love latin america with all it's imperfections. I'm excited to know finally what God has for us. I'm excited to start the work that HE has for panama. I'm excited to start this new adventure.
So as the boxes are being taped and pictures taken off the wall, I will wipe away a few tears. But not to worry the tears will not stay. As peace that can only come from a KING floods my soul I will be happy in the next 4 weeks!