His Mother and I were left with the much ballyhooed empty nest, syndrome and all. We struggled a little, adjusted a lot (I had to do ALL of the mowing and shoveling!) and learned to divide the TV's remote control by two instead of by three.
Our youngest was gone. Josh was moving on and growing, AND going overseas into a possibly hostile/dangerous place. Easy for him! He didn't have to comfort his Mom and reassure her through it all! Finally he came home in April, shortly after his first nephew was born, and then spent most of the summer working with his old man.
Yesterday, we watched as Josh again took his leave from us. He boarded a plane this time, and besides a short trip home for Christmas, will be gone for nine months at YWAM's school of Biblical studies. He will be studying through the whole Bible 5 times, each journey with a unique purpose and approach. And when he returns next summer he will meet his nephew's little brother or sister for the first time!
|To the airport!|
I just hope Josh didn't pack our remote in his new suitcase!