I had a good time visiting with my dad, stepmom, and the kids today.
They came to town for a funeral and we spent Monday night and Tuesday afternoon together.
Our friends, Tim and Carolyn Clark, ate dinner with us on Monday night and then spent spent time with us before they headed to the airport.
When the Clarks left, us adults hung out and talked before surprising the kids with a trip to the movie theater to see Kung Fu Panda 3.
After the movie, we enjoyed a quiet dinner followed by more talking and some family worship around the piano.
I was sad as I said goodbye to everyone.
However, I know in my heart that I’m supposed to be at Rhema. Tulsa, Oklahoma is my home for now, and I am excited about all that is ahead of me.
This knowledge doesn’t make me any less sad–I miss my family and friends back in Alabama–but it definitely helps me keep going in the midst of bittersweet moments.
I came home at the end of the visit and looked around at my new reality, the path that is mine and mine alone to walk.
Good things are ahead.
I am so thankful to God for this journey.
And I am so thankful for family and friends who encourage me to go on great adventures with God.