Friday, October 7, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye has been difficult in the Bennett home this week.  We all knew it was coming.  But yet did not want to talk about it.  Here is what I'm feeling:

1 - I now have a small taste of what our military men and women experience when they say goodbye to their children, not knowing when they will see them again.

2 - I know beyond a shadow of a doubt God called us to rescue a child (or children) from despair.  But I now understand the cost we and our children are about to pay.

3 - The feeling of separation from our amazing kids in order to bring home another child gives us a glimpse of the separation God and Jesus experienced when He came into this world to redeem us.

4 - I treasured every moment I could with our kids these past few days.  This needs to become habit when we return.

5 - Madison, Landon and Logan are the best kids any parent can have.  I know, I'm biased.  But those who know our kids know what I'm talking about.  I am blessed beyond what I can measure.

Now if you would excuse me, I'm going to crawl into a twin bed with my little seven-year old.



Mandy said...

We are praying for your family in this time. I love how the Lord teaches us and grows us in many, many areas when He stretches us.

Andrea said...

You guys are not just are DOING! Your kids see that. They are learning from it whether they vocalize it or not. I love the real-ness that you express. Obedience is NEVER without sacrifice!! God doesn't expect us not to feel what we are walking through. It hurts. There are rewards coming...

Molly said...

HI, Guys! I kept thinking we would make it down to tell you goodbye, but we never did! Your family is in our prayers! We love you and can't wait to see what God has in store!

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