Friday, July 08, 2022

Selfishly Sad

 This morning Jane and I took a Barre3 class together,
then drove to the nursery and bought 15 hydrangea pots
and dozens of lavender plants for the front yard.
After packing the car, we grabbed lunch together.
Before heading home, we picked up the invitations
 we had made for her co-workers, inviting them
to come to church and hear her give a message about Jesus Christ
 and the missionary work she'll be doing for the next 18 months in Portugal.
Claire will also share her stories of faith and testimony while
living in Brazil at the same meeting.
It's going to be an EPIC DAY!
On the way home, I felt a little sad.
These days hanging out with her is becoming few for us.
She's been my buddy for so long, and soon it will end
as she moves on and leaves us for Portugal.
For the Lord.
I am so proud of her but also selfishly so sad, too.
I felt this way with Claire...
 but look, Claire will be home in a few short weeks!
I can do this again!
Together we will plant these pots in the Stillested soil
and I know I'll think of her every time I see them.

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