Saying goodbye again

Jim and Jacob left for a medical mission trip just a few minutes ago.  I didn’t expect it to be so very hard to see them drive away.  With my heart still hurting, I don’t know if I could bear to have anything happen to them–even just being sick, as ridiculous as that sounds.

As the minivan drove away under the street lights, I was taken back to the night the funeral home assistant drove little Jedidiah’s body away from us.  Why is that everywhere I look and everything I do reminds me of him in some way?  I must stay focused on the here and now, on the joyful not the sad!

I am very grateful that they are able to go on this trip, working as part of the team that has been to the area many times helping people with their medical and dental needs.  I pray that God moves in the hearts of many down there, including Jim and Jacob’s.  They are so treasured.  And, I know that I will have to get to know them all over again when they get back.  There is always something new and exciting in life, even in the people we see every day.

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