Tuesday, August 19, 2014

europe. was it last summer?

just a summer ago
my husband and i
boarded the flight
that would
take us
to europe.

we were going to be
visiting with our family
who are missionaries

so very far away
from the pacific northwest!

yes, last summer
we spent three fun-filled weeks
traveling in europe
and staying in
vienna, austria
with our sweet family!

one year
has past?
in some ways it seems like
forever ago
that we were there...
walking the streets of
along with other
side trips to other scenic places!

a lot can happen 
in one years time too.

my sweet little family
who consist of
our daughter, son in law 
and adorable five year old grandson
are now expecting another little boy
in OCT!
this little guy will be born in 
vienna, austria.

as the
 the mom of the 
and granny to the new little one
it is so hard to not be 
while she plans and decorates 
the nursery,
while she shops for the 
little one.
while she prepares
to bring another
sweet boy 
into the world!

i struggle.

my hope 
is to be able
go back to vienna
 after the little one
is born!

oh, to see the look on 
my five year old grandson's face
as he holds his baby brother!

to spend time with
both of these grandsons
my daughter and son-in-law.

yes. i. struggle.

i hold my chin up.
i smile.
but, it is hard.
hard to not be near
the ones 
i love.
(oh, if only it was driving distance!)

i know
that right now...
in this moment
in time---
this is where
God has called them.

so, i pray.

for this family
 who are far away
from those who love them.

for my grandson
who is
going to be a big brother

i pray fervently
for a healthy birth for the new little one,
i pray
for my daughter

yes, i pray
for my husband and i
& our family here in 
the U.S.A.

because we do miss them.
*the other night
my 4 year old grandson
who lives 
here in the PNW
said, he could see the lights
of vienna
 when we
were at the top of the
 ferris wheel. :)

we miss them.
love them.
but, are SO proud of them!

such is the life of a
 missionary family
and those of us
 love them.


1 comment:

Anna said...

Sounds like such a fun and memorable trip. Congrats to your daughter and you! :) My best friend is having another little boy. She is due in January. (It's funny her first son was also born in January. ;)