After two years of hard work, many ups and downs, blood, sweat and prayers . . . our daughter, Christy is moving to Bicester, England to be a missionary with Reign Ministries. I am so excited and proud, as she follows in the footsteps of her grandparents and parents (us) . . . to serve God full time in missions.
The very cool thing is that she is going with the same mission organization that we served with for 22 years and is working with wonderful friends, that traveled to Europe with us so many years ago.
While, we have been apart many times and know how to do long distance relationships well, we have so been enjoying these last eight wonderful months of our family being together in Chicago . . . we are all sad, so sad to say goodbye.
So, with the mix of all of our emotions, the hard work of preparing to move to another country, the spiritual work of preparing your heart, the decisions, the raising of additional funds and on and on the list goes . . . it is time for the Childers family to buck up.
So I framed a piece of wrapping paper that I had purchased in a cute shop in Cannon Beach and redid my fireplace mantel. (gift wrap was $4 and poster frame at IKEA was $5.) Just the reminder that our family needs right now.
We are not in World War II, it is not the Tet Offensive . . . we can do this! Keep Calm and Carry On