Our short 2 month furlough was a whirlwind. We were in 25 churches and got to spend tons of time with family and friends. We also got to watch our second son Joshua graduate from high school. Then we said goodbye to him on Tuesday as we flew out of Dallas and left him behind.
I can't even tell you how hard it was to leave Josh. It was so much different leaving him than it was leaving our oldest son Cody. I've thought about it many times in the last few days and I think it has to do with Josh being our last boy in the house. Here we are with only a daughter. It's so strange having only Johnny's clothes in the wash, I mean all the boys socks are his. I don't have to look at the size in the jeans to figure out who they belong to, they're all his cause he's the only male in the house. It's strange and I'm defiantly feeling "empty nest" even thought I still have Hannah.
We had a great time seeing good friends,
and adorable nieces whom we adore.
I loved being with my boys, both of them. I cherished the time with Josh knowing we would soon be leaving him. He's doing wonderful though, he has a plan for his future and is preparing for Bible college in the fall.
It's been a very hard two years here in Croatia without Cody and I loved being with him while in the States. It's crazy to look at your son and see a man. I'm so proud of him and my prayer for him is that he'll make the Lord proud of him.
Our life is changing whether I'm ready for it or not. Here we are the 3 of us watching The King and I in our slowly emptying home. I better get ready cause I only have a few more years and they'll all be gone. Since I can't do anything about it, guess I'll just have to give it to the Lord.