Since I've been home, my days are filled with whatever the Lord brings to mind next. It has been busy, but I made it to the pool for the first time on Saturday. That
was peaceful. It allowed my mind to focus and rest. It just floats between the two. I have started pulling Kelsey's clothes out of the drawers and giving them a good washing. The girls will go through whatever they need, save a few items for them to grow into, then give the rest away. I found a few gems...things Kelsey wrote...like favorite quotes and a special message to Trent. WOW! Here are some of them: "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." "True friendship is like health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost..." "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." "Friends are God's way of taking care of us." "If you should die before me ask if you could bring a friend..." "Everyone hears what you say, friends listen to what you say, best friends listen to what you don't say." "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words..." I have to say I love these. They make you think. First what kind of friend are you and then, what kind of friends do you have. Through so many of you, God provided and cared for us for so long. It is one thing: to bring a meal a few times, but for 4 months(x2) WOW! ...to send one card, but to send them weekly for months, to pray once, but without ceasing, to take care of the girls needs for months, to give of yourself sacrificially in labor or finances. The list is complete, because God cares for us completely. Kelsey was a faithful friend, a steadfast friend, a trustworthy friend, a friend of confidence, a friend with wisdom, you were blessed to be her friend, but hear me, she was blessed to have you as a friend. Thankfulness rests in my heart.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2: 6, 7