With temperatures dropping below 0°F in the Midwest and wind chills as low as -39°F in Minneapolis today, I was especially grateful that Alan whisked us off to celebrate our anniversary a couple of weeks early…even though it was pretty scary taking off and we weren’t dead sure we’d make it! Also, I’ve had a bad bronchitis since Christmas and some time in the sunshine and fresh air has been a healing balm for my lungs as well as our spirits! Even though I protested a bit when Alan first suggested that we go, thinking it was an unnecessary extravagance, it’s been such a delight, and I’ve been thinking about how our “heavenly husband,” Jesus prepares a place for us and then decides when it’s time to take us home. We may protest, thinking it’s too early, or we still have too much to do…or???, but when the time comes, the conditions change, and we find we’re sick and tired…and so ready to take off! Tonight it’s 3° and snowing in GR, but it’s 72° and clear (literally) in Florida. I hope when the Lord calls me home to heaven, I remember this trip, and how Alan provided so much more than I ever dreamed I needed. I know our heavenly husband will do even more for each of us who trust in Him. “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am, you may be also” (John 14:2-3 HCSB).