Monthly Archives: August 2015

Memory Lane

We’ve only been back 2 weeks, but we are back in the saddle again!!
Andy started teaching classes. I started homeschooling our boys–6th, 5th, and 2nd grade. Students have started stopping by. The boys are back to catching scorpions, fishing at the creek and rattling off in Portuguese with their friends. It all seems so right and familiar and scary and exciting and overwhelming… and we are thankful for fresh wind in our sails.
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Before we get lost in the shuffle of a new semester… a trip down memory lane. We have so many beautiful memories of our time back in the US {some already shared}. No real words to describe those days. Just overflowing grateful, full hearts for every one of these moments.

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IMG_2215 2015-07-18 15.54.56  2015-07-20 10.18.51 2015-07-19 15.27.29Two months flew as fast as we knew they would. We said those things that seem to me much more like “hardbyes” than “goodbyes.” Packed our bags. Boarded our plane. With as many mixed emotions as you can see on these faces.
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Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes.
Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.
Rumi

Our hearts are full and our spirits renewed. We are forever grateful our lives are filled with those who love with heart and soul. It’s still so hard to go. Rather than wallowing in the hard, we want to view our time in the States with family and friends as a gift. And the chance to be back in Brazil training tribal church planters as grace. If we spent too long on memory lane, we’d miss all the opportunities that lie right before us. Really. Wherever we are, we just want to be faithful to love deeply and live fully–to learn and grow and laugh and trust and look for things to love along the way. How we appreciate all of you journeying right along with us!
Paint, Feathers, Xabono, Shabano, Chief