It’s difficult to believe that we leave in 14 days. I spent the morning caring for Ruthie and stuffing pillows into Space Bags. Both tasks were pretty fun. This weekend is a smorgasbord of going-away get-togethers–we are really looking forward to them. Which has led me to reflect on how many dear friends we have. Our roots go deep in this city…..that doesn’t, however, make it more difficult to leave. For me, anyway. Instead, we feel strengthened by our sweet community here, sent out by them, knowing they will think of us and pray. (Some may even come visit. hint, hint.)
These are a few lovely photos of Ruthie our friend Sara took on the Fourth of July. I like the diptych collages she made from her images.
The multiple re-packing sessions have begun.
It’s official. The fam and I have moved out of the apartment and have begun our life as nomads through the month of August. Our leave date is August 27th. So where will we be sojourning this month, you ask? We’ll spend some time in Arkansas, Austin, and then with both sets of parents.
We are glad to be out of the apartment. We unloaded lots of stuff at The Salvation Army and Goodwill drop offs and trashed things that should have been trashed a long time ago.
Right now we’re with Jana’s parents and will soon leave for Arkansas to stay at a retreat center with some good friends.
Enough of this prosaic account. We’ll get back to you all soon.