Jon and Gerlinde with her parents, Sarah and Christoph
However, our loss has been Europe’s gain! While Linda has been with her family, Jon’s been teaching in Rome and now Croatia.
Many hands make light work of getting the girls ready for bed!
Grace is bravely carrying on without Michael while he’s serving our country in “the big sandbox.”
Meanwhile, back at the A. Armstrong ranch, Baby Reid is doing great and looking cuter every day!
This is more of a miracle than we might think, since this week I filmed the memorial service for some beloved friends whose infant son was born just two days after Reid and only survived for three days.
As a consolation for losing the fellowship of Jon and Linda, Alan took me to Ludington State Park. You see, when kids leave home, that seems natural and healthy, but when one comes back to your hometown with a bride, you get all excited, thinking maybe they’re going to live in the area and you’ll get to play with some of your grandchildren! So, when Jon and Gerlinde moved back to GR, we had high hopes that they might be putting down some roots here…
Our loss is their gain…but what a loss!
“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.”
~ Hodding Carter
Someone said that with God there are no endings, just endless new beginnings.
I like that.
May we always look forward to the new beginning ahead as we approach the place where the water meets the sky.