Wes and I had a good day of driving today. We spent about six hours on the road driving from Lancaster, CA, to Flagstaff, AZ. The weather was perfect! We stopped in Needles, CA, for lunch, just before the state line, and it was over 90 degrees there, but Flagstaff was much cooler, around 70, by the time we arrived. We saw a lot of . . . nothing . . . today. Most of the land was desert, with those rocks and mountains you see in Road Runner cartoons! ;)
We said our goodbyes to Beth and Andrew last night. It was difficult to tell our baby girl goodbye, knowing we won't see her again till at least Christmas. She and I cried as Wes prayed, then we hugged and cried . . . then we laughed, because Andrew just has to make people laugh! LOL He came up with all kinds of things to say while we were getting ready to leave to keep us laughing instead of crying. What would I do without that boy???
My eyes insisted on continuing to overflow all the way back to our hotel and a little this morning. I texted Beth as we were pulling out of the hotel, and she said she still felt a little weepy, but she was ok. So then I cried for a few minutes. It's amazing how much grace the Lord gives when you need it, though. I miss my daughter, and it hurts not to have her with me anymore, but growth and change are part of life, and it is good and right.
Thursday night, as I was checking my email, I received my Today's Thought message, which had this verse in it: "