Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Abi on the fly...Part 2

Yeah, well I don't know how I expected to get anything done in two days between trips....

The Abbess is processing some interesting experiences from the trip to Texas and is gearing up for some more interesting experiences in Hawaii, Lord willing. She is joining her four sisters on the North Shore of Oahu for a week of no responsibilities. Bring it on!

We are gathering to celebrate all our birthdays ... in honor of my oldest sister's 60th birthday. Her's is the first one of the year, in June. Followed by mine (today) and Amy's (who would have been 56 on Friday, but has now graduated to eternity -- where they probably don't track birthdays in years anymore). Then there's Becky's in August and Carol's in September and Wendy's in November. I'm not sure whether we're going to celebrate one each day -- or all of them all seven days! ;^)

I have, however, been processing some very interesting things about living loved of late ... and they are profoundly impacting all of my relationships. I expect that this time with the sisters will be ... well, perhaps I will be content to live in the expectancy that God will be there with us and do amazing things in and among us. I am fortunate to have a wonderful family.

But before I fly off tomorrow, I have to get my driver's license renewed ... and get laundry done ... maybe squeeze in some lab work ... and get my youngest son packed for his first Cub Scout camp this weekend. There truly is never a dull moment here!

If it occurs to any of you, do keep my family in your prayers. Husband's back is on the mend, but this is a lot of time with Wife/Mom gone.... And all my lovely organic lettuce and spinach in my garden is not getting made into green smoothies ... sigh :^( I hope someone else eats them ... they're so pretty!)

Be blessed!


Janet Woodlock said...

Happy birthday to you Peggy, and to all your family members.

I guess the gathering will have bitter-sweet rememberings and grieving... and purely sweet sisterly fellowship.

Be deeply blessed in Jesus.

Love Janet

annette said...

Peggy- i KNEW your birthday was around here somewhere! I hope you and your sisters enjoy your time in HI and i look forward to hearing about all that you've been processing when you come back. Happy Happy Day (or week, month, year)- i'm very glad you were born!

AbiSomeone said...

Thanks, Janet and Annette! God is good...I am so blessed.

More coming soon....

Diane said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Peggy ... You share a birthday with my daughter Sophie!

Hawaii sounds wonderful!



I too have been on the road, with now and again internet ... not a bad thing.

AbiSomeone said...

Hey, Diane ... there are a lot of neat people who were born on July 8th, eh? Thanks for your kind wishes ... Hawaii was beautiful and I am hopeful that God will continue the work begun there.