Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Family Sacrifice


 Our families

Here is an exerpt from our last newsletter on sacrifice.
For every missionary, the sacrifice looks different but there is definitely something each one gives up. For me and Kevin it is not being able to see our families for 3-4 years at a time, missing out on birthdays, holidays, and other family get togethers.
There is a sacrifice that the family members of a missionary have to make as well. For example, the parents of the missionary will miss being near their grandchildren. They probably won’t get to see them graduate, attend all their birthday parties, see them lose their first tooth, read them bedtime stories, take them clothes shopping, or babysit them. I imagine it’s the little things that sting the most, the moments when you’d do anything just to be able to hug and kiss your grandchild instead of just talking on Skype. So to these our family members: Bill and Earline, Angie, Mike, Michaela, and Macey, Roy, Betty Jo, and Joannis we just want to tell you how much we love you and will miss you while we are gone. You are all a blessing to us and we appreciate so much the sacrifice you have made as well as you have supported us over the years as we have served in Zambia.
This time as we leave we will be leaving behind Zach and Justin. It seems our family continues to be separated and it doesn’t get any easier. We love you and are so proud of you both. It is especially hard leaving you both to take care of yourselves. I know it is a part of growing up, just wish we didn’t have to be so far apart! You are always in our prayers and just a phone call away.
Thank you all for your sacrifice!
Prayer supporters please, as you pray for us, remember our families as well.

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