Monday, November 12, 2007

Going Home

In a week our family will be heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday. I am so excited to be going back to Florida, even if it is just for a week! I am looking forward to spending some time with family and friends and just enjoying the holiday. I have so many reasons to be thankful this season. God has so richly blessed our family this past year! I have missed my sister and brother-in-law so very much and thoughts of my sweet nieces have been my sunshine on those cloudy days when home just seems so far away. I can't wait to just sit and talk with Sofie and hear how her first year in "big school" is going and it really doesn't matter what Gaby says, I just love to hear the sound of her voice! I know how excited our families are that we are coming home and I was thinking how it doesn't even compare with how God must feel when when one of His children comes back to Him! Ridge is in our second week of the Jonah series, and it has been awesome! Andy has been talking about running away from God and how even when He should punish us from running, He doesn't. How He uses circumstances in our life to bring us back to Him; not "pay us back" for what we have done. The Lord has used so many circumstances this year to bring Rusty and I back to the foot of the cross, and there is no place in the world I would rather be right at this very moment!