Tuesday, May 20, 2014

whirlwind of transition

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind
as we prepare for our departure from the Philippines.

Along with many other things, we've treasured time with friends,

cheered as Michael celebrated his 8th grade commencement,

Michael (front and center) with the rest of the 8th grade class

moved from our house to a guesthouse,

Amy and Elise on an early morning run with their friend, T
 treasured more time with friends,

Michael's buddies
and another Michael buddy who brought a sweet going-away gift

visited Immigration for more fingerprints,

prepared for finals and...

our sweet friends pick up the items they bought
and dispersed the last of our household goods.

 Transition is never easy.

But we give thanks for God's goodness...
for our health and strength,
for Elise's braces that came off last night! 
that Amy and Elise have been asked to walk in graduation with the senior class,
(though they are part-time students)
for this guesthouse - a quiet, cool harbor through the transition,
and for those of you who are praying for us through this process...
thank you!

It is well for us that, amidst all the variableness of life, 
there is One whom change cannot affect; 
One whose heart can never alter, 
and on whose brow mutability can make no furrows. 
  ~ Charles Spurgeon


thechurchcook said...

We are praying for you all! Be safe! Ah, but our Lord will take care of you all so I won't worry! :)

Rosalie said...

You're making me cry!