Yesterday I took my little brother Isaiah on a date.
He'd been begging for awhile.
Leaving little notes around the house.
I've been going in order of the ages for my younger siblings taking them out
for starbucks or for some little treat.
Something special just to be able to spend time with them and be able to talk.
Since I am planning on moving to Africa this fall,
I've started to realize when I move I will be losing a lot of the time of them growing up.
So for now I want to cherish those moments.
We always talk about Africa, how I am moving and if they are going to come visit me.
So far the answers have been unanimous.
I'm going to miss my sibs more then anything.
But for now I am choosing to make as many memories as possible.
I can't even begin to imagine how it would have been to be a missionary in the olden days.
When you board a ship bound for Africa and say goodbye to your family and friends forever.
At least when I move - we have Airplanes and Skype.
But I still will be missing birthdays and holidays and family nights.
I am trying to make the memories enough to last so this Fall when
I go I will be able to be okay at least for several weeks!
But man how I am going to miss my family!
I'm dreading the days of when I say goodbye but excited for the adventures of what God has for me.