Well, our 2.5 month break has officially come to a close and we are back overseas. Thankfully flying back was amazingly smooth. We had a wonderful time back in the states and it was sad to say good-bye to our family and friends. Tears were definitely shed. I was thinking about how hard it is to say good-bye each time we leave my family and I was left wondering at what point does it get easier? We have already been here 2 years…
Thankfully before we left, we were able to have a nice family dinner to celebrate my mom’s birthday! Look at this epic picture of my parents and their beautiful grandchildren:
Our last week in the states I was pondering the words in Mark 10: 29, “I tell you the truth, ” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and fields- and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.”
It is never easy to say good bye, but I am believing it is worth it to see His word go forth.
Before we seriously considered living overseas, one of our friends, Amy D., who was moving overseas herself said this profound thought over Facebook that really struck my heart. Amy said, ” Saying good-bye to my family is one of the hardest things I will ever do, but I am reminded, God wants a family too…”
I have cried many tears over the truth of these words.
When we entered the airport in NYC for our return flight back, it started pouring rain outside. After about 10 minutes, this beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky. I felt like the Lord was reminding me of His promises…not just for my family, but for the great people here in this nation that He loves.