I feel so blessed that we were able to have Hannah home for the summer. Yesterday we took her to the airport so she could go back to college. Every time I go to the airport it brings back memories. It seems like only yesterday we were taking Jenny and her to the airport for their return to college last year. And now they are both starting their third year at Fairhaven! Where has the time gone?
I tried to hold back the tears, but as we waved goodbye through the glass I could not contain them any longer. I think of missing their birthdays, not spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with them, and how much I want to be a part of their everyday lives. But I also see how God is directing their paths while they are at Fairhaven, and using it to help them mature into young adults and the future he has prepared for them.
Nathan picked Jenny up in Auburn NY, where she finished her summer of traveling with the ensemble, and Amy surprised Jenny by showing up at the church too. Jenny nearly fell over when she saw Amy. Then they all went back to Rochester for a day. I wish I could have been at that family reunion! Jenny is spending the week with Nathan and family, as he is preparing to return to Mozambique.
I will be counting the months.....hopefully in nine months Jenny and Hannah will be coming home to spend the summer with us.