We had intermittent conversation with my mother-in-law as she frantically tried to help my 3 fishies at home get ready for their neighborhood swim meet….we could hear things like “where are my goggles, what snacks should I take?, water?, I need my towel, you NEED to get ready NOW” etc. Then, the reinforcements came, my dear neighborhood friends took over with managing my 3 extra in addition to their own during a hot, long, storm delayed meet. Then, again, today, dear friends will get my twins to VBS, and my oldest to her swim practice, and then my dad will travel 6 hours to get to a big swim meet
that my oldest daughter has ( which we were sure dad would be home for, and very bummed that it won’t be so). And on it goes everyday… the generous giving of time and patience that many friends and family continue to give, managing the daily scuffles at home, getting kids where they need to go, carpooling, mowing the lawn, pets, lots of
patience, and the extra love to my kiddos while they are missing us, and of course prayers of people that don’t even know us, prayers from people all around the world (even a ministry team in Switzerland!)…..I could go on and on….because there is SO much, that SO many have given to continue to help us bring Ian home. We are so thankful
that God has put each and every one of you into our lives. I want to say so much more than just “thank you” – I wish I could give you all a hug and smooch this very second. Today, I woke up feeling discouraged at how slowly things are going, I’m feeling sad that I’m missing so much of the summer with my kids at home, that I’m not eating watermelon with them, that I haven’t been there to cheer them on at their swim meets, or provide comfort when they have needed… so I’m trying to keep my focus today on how blessed we are, in particular, by our dear friends and family holding down the fort and the many that continue to pray for us!
Everyday we hope and pray to hear that our court date has been scheduled…and for sooner rather than later…maybe today will be the day.