One month ago we were writing a blog about spinning through our last days of the school year and through preparations for home service. Life is still whirling dizzily.
Praise the Lord we arrived safely and smoothly to the U.S. all luggage in tow. Waiting in the airport, Lisa’s mom and our future daughter-in-law greeted us. It was our first time to meet Cassie face to face. Lisa’s dad drove up in the new/used camper they had purchased for housing during all the summer events and travels. As Art opened the door to load our luggage, out popped a surprise! Our son Jonathan, with whom we had not spoken since his Christmas engagement because of his new job schedule, was hiding in the camper. It was a loving welcome home and just the beginning of reunions with family and friends.
We spent the rest of our arrival day, Sunday, May 3rd, with our son, Cassie, and Lisa’s family. Monday we rearranged and repacked our luggage for the first part of our tour of the U.S. Over the next two weeks the camper was to be our home as we traveled first to Florida to watch Olivia’s graduation from college, back to Indiana to celebrate Mother’s Day and to do the first church presentation, then off to Colorado to help Anna move back to Indiana .
May 17th we finally pulled into the driveway of our Mentone house. Our oldest daughter and her fiancé, Brandon, who works with the youth group at their church, had graciously organized a cleaning party to prepare the house for our arrival. Going to lunch with Elisabeth and Brandon that day rounded out the four corners of our family giving us at least one opportunity with each of our young adults.
The last two weeks of May have been focused on wedding preparations and discussions. We are currently back to living in the camper which is parked in Art’s brother’s yard in Michigan so that we can prepare for Olivia and Daniel’s wedding June 6th.