I’ll be packed. I’ll be nervous. I’ll be excited and anticipatory. I’ll be squished into an economy-class airline seat for 12 hours (unless there is another divine intervention). But, I’ll be on my way to Samara for the 15th time. Wow. My schedule is more-or-less in place, always subject to change. Seeing old friends, making new. Settling in familiar places, exploring new. Hoping to share words of encouragement along the way. Listening for God’s voice offering direction and wisdom. Today in church, a teenager prayed for me, that I would know who I am in Christ every moment of every day. AMEN little sister! That is a righteous prayer. It’s Mother’s Day today. I’m wearing my mom’s pearls around my neck. They shine with her ever-present smile and feel like a hug. I feel her approval too. She put a heart for mission within me in her own, stayed-at-home-to-support kind of way. So, happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Yes, I’m going again. I’ll be looking for your favorite hand cream (even though I know you don’t need it in Heaven.) But it’s part of what I do. You’re part of what I do.
There are many “stay at home” moms cheering you on! Making a difference IS what you do,my friend.!
May it always be. Thanks a million times over for your care, support, interest, contributions, love, involvement in so many ways.
What a sweet post, Jeanette! Yes, it’s true that those who are dear to us never really leave us. I know your mom is smiling down on you! I’m smiling, too all the way up in Idaho. You’ve been to Russia FIFTEEN times???? Wow. Really—wow. God bless you, I’m praying for you and also praying for my friends there in Samara and the new friends you will meet. And for safety. Again….I wish I were going with you…..
Me too … you have so many there who love and miss you.