I’m usually the one that is “going” so it was just kinda weird to not be the one packing the bag or boarding the plane this time. It was his turn though and I was determined to send him well!
We baked the cookies and hid the notes in his bag. We made a countdown paper chain to help us all visualize how many more sleeps we had. We had prayer points for each day to remind us how to pray for him. We FaceTimed a few times to be silly and giggle. We made the welcome home sign and drove to the airport.
But for me this time, it was also about more than just doing those little things. It was about preparing my own heart to see God work there with him and here with us too as we stayed home. It was about walking in faith and not in fear or anxiety, which I’m sometimes honestly prone to do.
I had to remind myself of these things (often):
1. God is the same loving and caring God here with us and present with him, 2000 miles apart.
2. God has called us to GO (and send, welcome, pray, and give) and He alone will sustain us whether it’s a week or a lifetime.
3. God is at work all around the world and also right here and He has welcomed us to be a part of His work!
Isn’t that worth celebrating!?
Was it hard, sure!
Were there tears? From all of us, at different times and different days!
Am I tired – it’s 7:30 and I’m already in my PJs…
But if God is calling us to go and send again, our answer is yes! In fact, I’m already planning my trip! Ha
And now that daddy is home, all is right in our little world.