Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A little freak-out session

I am anxious:

The elections have me all worked up.  I don't know what to believe.  I try to listen to both conservative and liberal voices, but I just don't know what is up and what's down.  I know that God is controlling all, I know all the right answers about His sovereignty.  I am still anxious.

Joel has his entrance test into the International program in about ten days.  I don't think he is quite ready for it.  I wish I had started a bit earlier prepping him for it.  I also think that if he is not ready, then preparing for a test is probably not in anyone's best interest.

Our trip to Colombia will be happening in less than 60 days!  I am really not ready for this trip.  And I have butterflies just writing this.

Sam is planning to move out in the next couple months.  Ale will be leaving in January.  In a very short period of time, we will lose half of our kiddos.  It is important for Sam to learn to manage his money and stand on his own two feet.  I am proud of him for being able to afford his own place and to spread his wings.  Ale is getting married and needs to live her new married life in their own apartment.  These are very good things.  It is just that I am not that great with these big changes and the march of time.

If you know me and you love me, please pray for me.

Love these two

Yesterday the three of us went over to the track to do a practice 5k.  It was windy and cold and we would not have done it if Jack hadn't pressed us a bit.  It was really fun to be together (which would not have happened had we run a more interesting route) and to encourage each other when we passed or got passed! Jack and I had fun pretending to do a relay race when we took turns running the last kilometer of Joel's run with him.  We are ready for Sunday!

P.S.  Looks like the bush in the background is Joel's afro! :)