Sunday, 20 June 2010

The 90 and the 9

Busy, busy times this June. We got Austin off to the States this past week. We are sure he is melting in the Oklahoma heat. Deidra turned 9 on the 19th and James Dudley turns 90 on the 22nd so we had a birthday party for the both of them. Around 20 people came for pasties and pies and we had a very nice luncheon. The weather cooperated so we set up the gazebo and had the event outside.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Special Sunday

We had a real blessing this past Sunday. We were visited by a singing group from a Christian college in the States. Being so far from London we do not seem to get many visitors when they come from America. This group was to be with the church in Exeter on the Sunday morning and Bro Harvey asked if we would care for a visit in the evening. Truly a joy to hear them sing and we enjoyed the fellowship after as well. We wish them well on their tour throughout Europe these next few months.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Time To Stop Ignoring The Truth


Things are well here in Cornwall. We have even had a number of sunny, warm days. I don't know of a nicer climate than England on a nice summer day.

As we go through life we often ignore some obvious truths. We eat large amounts and are shocked we gain weight. We do not maintain our cars and get mad when they breakdown. It is with our children we see, to ignore the most obvious truth. The will leave when the get older. From the day you bring them home from hospital they are headed to a destiny that includes leaving the nest. We as parents stumble along through life ignoring the obvious and preferring to not think on the inevitable. It is a time of mixed emotions for us as we prepare Austin to return to the States. We are proud of him as a young man and are thankful for the Lord allowing us to rear him. We are sad as a part of us will be leaving with him. The process of moving to England really bonded our family and our children have often only had siblings as friends. Austin leaving will leave an empty place at the table and a gap in our lives.

It is our prayer that people will understand it will take him some time to readjust to the states. Not everything he will do will be how they do it there and he will not be perfect. So many missionary kids are criticized instead of being helped it is no wonder many fall by the wayside.

Friday, 4 June 2010

A Few More Spanish Pics


Andrea and I

Toledo, Spain