Tears reach as on long sinewy bands, from my eyes down to the floor. Soul extends from my little home in Northern California foothills to the city of Chicago where my second of two spends her first days away from home, ministering in urban areas, spreading wings of fledgling flight. Heart yearns for first of two making his debut in the world in wilderness bible school of Montana. Stretching, reaching, to bring them close again. This moment, though, is ordained of a kind, loving, gracious, sovereign God, that the children would be stretched for this year and momma would be, too. Growth is exhilarating and yet painful.  Lord strengthen me, please.
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