Friday, we dropped Timothy off at West Coast Baptist College. That was NOT easy! Elijah and Samuel went with us. Samuel thought the 3 hour orientation that we sat through was "college". After getting Timothy all settled in his dorm, we walked together to the car. I told Samuel to say good-bye to brother. He looked at me and said, "I thought college was done?" When I told him Timothy had a lot more college to do and when he suddenly realized that Timothy was not getting back into the car with us, he said, "We aren't going to have 12 children anymore? Only 11?" As I looked at 5 year old Samuel, a flood of memories washed over me. Wasn't it just yesterday that I started Timothy in Kindergarten? Did I just take him to the park, push him on the swings, watch him bat a ball to his brother, and help him match his clothes...wait...maybe I still do the last one. :) So proud, so excited, and soooo missing him! Thankfully he's only a phone call/email away and most importantly, always in the loving care of our Lord!
Lancaster, CA is hot, dry, windy, flat desert. Just like Baja Sur....we felt right at home. This coming week, Timothy will register for his classes and begin looking for a job. We continue to pray for the Lord to protect, guide, and provide for Timothy's every need.
It's strange how there are still 13 people in this house, yet it feels sort of empty today. Our table is a little less squished. Somehow I managed to dish up 14 plates for lunch today. I promised I counted 13. At least I thought I did. This will take some getting use to. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year more than ever.
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." III John 4