Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So long, Goodbye, See ya later, Until next time...

How do you say goodbye? Today was one of the hardest days of my life. Yep, it was the day I had to say goodbye to my sister-n-law. It was tough saying goodbye to my BIL, Jon and the four kids but it was especially hard to say goodbye to Tina! We have been sisters now for 7 years and we've become best friends! I don't know how many times we've been told we're like Lucy and Ethel.

I know God has called them to reach the people in South East Asia and I know He has a plan for their lives! I'm trusting Him to watch over them and protect them as they start this new journey! I'm reminded of a couple verses...

Mark 16:15 ~ Go into all the world and teach the good news to all creation.

What a wonderful example of following God's orders as Christians. I know He doesn't call each of us to go into all the world because some of us are just called to go into our own neighborhoods. He has a plan for each of our lives.

Genesis 31:49 ~ May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent from one another.

I actually found a really cool necklace that says this verse. It's like those friendship necklaces that split in the middle. I kept half and she took the other half as a reminder of our friendship and the love the Lord has for each of us.

Please be in prayer for them as they follow God's calling! We trust that He is going to use them in a mighty way to reach people that don't know Him!!


Brooke said...

Stacey, what a great post. I have been thinking about your B & SIL today as I remembered them leaving. I am sure their stomach have butterflies, but their hearts have peace. I have always been in love with stories of missionaries, the sacrifice they make for their families, and for their comfort. I am praying for them. Please keep us updated about them!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the post Stacey. I am for sure praying for you as I am sure this is rough. Thank goodness we have Christ to give us comfort and also know that they are serving God in SE Asia. God is the Great comforter and will take care of them. thanks for being such a GREAT SIL and Best friend to Tina!!
I love you Stacey and we will get through this together!!!! I am praying for you!!!

Shalee said...

You are such a loving SIL, Stacey. I admire that in you.

theresa said...

We'll be praying for them!

Tina said...

It was tough to say good-bye!
But I am glad, because that means we are close and really love each other...that is important!

Miss you tons!!

thanks everyone for all your prayers!

Tina's mom/Aunt Julie said...

Great Job, Stacey,
We're all in this together.
Praying for them and each other.
Thanks for posting