From the end of July to the end of September I was in the US with friends and family. God was so gracious to allow me this time and I am thankful for the healing and encouragement I experienced during this time.
A special gift was having the entire family minus Erik (who stayed in Germany to be the best man at his friend’s wedding) together for a weekend.
Shortly before I came home, I was overwhelmed with the difficulty of facing coming home knowing Fred will never be here again. I felt like I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t say good-bye to my daughters and their families again, I couldn’t come home and continue living without my husband. God reminded me of the verse in Philippians–I can do all things through Christ. Again, I was reminded of how important my focus is. When I focus on my pain, it can swallow me up. Focusing on Jesus is the only was to find peace, joy and hope.
So thankful to have Travis as my travel buddy on the way home. And, so thankful to have Erik here to welcome us home