Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Back in August...

I love this picture of Tim and Lisa. Tim (the younger) is our oldest son who just turned 23 a few days ago. They were married in the Louisville Kentucky Temple back in August 2008. After the wedding they moved to Provo, Utah and we have not seen them since that time, almost 7 months ago. :(

Tim and Lisa are coming to visit us, arriving today and staying for a week. It is a special visit as it will be the first time that we will see them since Tim's cancer diagnosis in December.

It is amazing to me to see how things began to be set in place for this visit back in August. Yes, August.

Things began to be set in motion back then when Lisa's grandparents traveled from Canada to Kentucky for the wedding. They flew into Cincinnati and were to fly from there to Lexington. Something happened (that I don't even recall now but I am sure they do!) but they ended up taking a taxi from Cincinnati to Lexington -- an 80 mile trip! What an inconvenience for them! To compensate them for their trouble the airline gave them two tickets to use at a later time. Because they did not plan to use the tickets, they gave them to Tim and Lisa and that is how these young kids are able to make this trip to Kentucky.

I know that it means a lot to Tim that Tim and Lisa are coming. What a great blessing to us, and to think that it all began to take shape back in August! We just never know the purposes for the things that happen when they are happening! What a beautiful life lesson.

Thank you Lisa's grandparents! I am so sorry things were so difficult for you back in August but thank you for enduring so that young Tim and Lisa could come to visit. We are thankful for all that happened...back in August.


Patty said...

It is always so amazing to see how things look in hindsight, and see the hand in the Lord in such things. Another reason to keep our faith strong when it does not always make sense. One day it will be clear and you will have an amazing moment such as this! Have a great week enjoying their visit!

Debbi said...

That is great news about the visit. I am sorry that Lisa's grandparents had such a rough trip last August. I have always felt and had the belief that everything happens for a reason. What an amazing gift for Tim and Lisa to be given, and in a round about way, you and Tim Sr. have been given a gift at the same time. Enjoy your week with Tim and Lisa. Take lots of pictures and share them when you have a moment.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Not sure if you have talked with Mom or not, but she is being released this Friday, she has to go back everyday of the week for the chamber. Again keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.