Sweet Goodbyes

07 Aug

Wow.  This has been so hard.  Saying goodbye is never an easy thing to do.  It is like being torn between to places.  In a sense it is wonderful here in Easley, South Carolina.  Life is good.  Every convienence is just around the corner.  We have vehicles that we can drive where ever we want to go.  We are surrounded by safety and freedom.  We have wonderful friends and family and church family that are surrounding us with love.  Why would we give all of this up and tell it goodbye?  Our church on Sunday had surprises around every corner for us.  From our best friends speaking publicly about us, making everyone laugh of course.  Our special song from Abby and Mike Puckett was sung while a wonderful slideshow of our family was played.  And they even presented us with a scrapbook that they Amy and Lisa secretly made containing pictures and encouraging cards from our church family.  We will cherish this.  It was such a sweet day.  Many tears have been shed this week.  But the Lord is calling and we are excited to go.  It is bittersweet.  God has chosen to use our family to help reach and strengthen His people in Costa Rica.  Therefore, all of the goodbyes have to happen.  All of the tears have to be shed.  Please pray for us as we travel and get settled into Costa Rica.  Please pray for our friends and family that we are leaving behind, that everyone will seek the Lord for their solace.  All for His glory. 

The next time you hear from us, we will be in Costa Rica!!!!!!

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Posted by on August 7, 2008 in Uncategorized


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One response to “Sweet Goodbyes

  1. Jessica Little

    August 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    My dear Courtenay and family,

    I have been so teary the last couple weeks, especially Sunday. We HATED being away from our church family during your ‘goodbye Sunday’. We thought of you the whole day wishing we could hug your necks and get more pictures. I don’t want to say much now b/c I’ll get all worked up but you’ll be greatly missed my friend(s).


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