Saturday, March 23, 2013

Helping Hands

 We woke up this morning to the sound of pea-size hail hitting the roof.  Believe it or not, I've really missed thunderstorms and the predictable way that cold fronts move from west to east this time of year.  We don't get thunderstorms over in the Solomon Islands.  Instead, we birth hurricanes with lots of prolonged wind and rain.
Our church planned to sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt for the neighborhood, but the weather cancelled the event.  So, our family brewed another pot of coffee (Guatemala Casi Cielo, my current favorite!) and made coffee glazed chocolate chip scones for breakfast.  After we spent a couple of hours in the kitchen cooking ahead for the next few very busy days, we headed out to do a couple of errands and to spend the rest of the afternoon helping our SITAG colleagues move out.

Moving is so hard - physically, mentally, emotionally.  I love watching the body of Christ come together to encourage and support and work shoulder to shoulder.

We've worked side by side with this family so many times packing and cleaning, seeing the dirty "real" of life, and saying temporary goodbyes.  One day, we'll all be in heaven together and won't have to say goodbye anymore.  So thankful God put them in our lives to laugh and cry and share life together.

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