Thursday, September 22, 2005

Traveling

I've been to Pittsburgh, Chicago, Purcellville (that's Virginia), and back home to Madrid in the past 9 days. Tomorrow I drive to Toronto for the weekend. I know that for some of you that would be a most unusual schedule, and for others it is not uncommon.

For me, I find that I love it. You must remember, I was born for adventure! But I am longing to be with the kids and Rick. If only I could pack them all up. But then they would miss out on lessons and school and local church... Sounds like a bad plan to me. Guess that's why I normally try to be home more often. Soon I will be - I think! :)

"I'm going to a mom's retreat to encourage the women to take good care of their children," I jokingly quipped this morning to one of my pastors (the one that's not my husband.) "I am starting to wonder if I still qualify!" He chuckled in turn but assured me that I am still a good mother. It was nice to hear from someone in an objective position. Being gone so much takes its toll on all of us. But God knows just what is needed when.

My husband says the girls have done an exemplary job in the home. Bet no school course in home ec could be better! Still, they miss me, I know. And I, them.

Ah. Nothing beats God's plan for home and family. Refuge, safety, shelter. Nurturing, caring, growing. Lasting relationships, sharing, acceptance.

Good stuff for sure.

5 Comments:

Blogger Deb said...

Yes, good stuff! And how proud you must be that the home is well looked after when you are not there. You're correct: no "home economics" course in public school could do a better job!

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Nancy Hull said...

Welcome home- for the moment, anyway!

Just to let you know, your cfconline address keeps being undeliverable or some such thing. Lore's address, too....

will catch up with you next week. Praying for you!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

My new address:

darlenesinclair@gmail.com

7:38 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

It was a nice surprise to talk to you on Thur. I didn't expect to hear you on the phone. I did get over to the Tomfords and had a wonderful time at their new home.

Have a wonderful time at the retreat...I know you are speaking...but often you are teaching and encourageing yourself too!

God Bless, Alison

3:54 PM  
Blogger j. said...

I think your a great mom, but I am only semi objective.

9:15 AM  

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