Thursday, August 21, 2008

Taking a Break

Hi Renee,

Do you like my picture of the lilies? Thanks for all you taught me about photography - I think I did learn a few things anyway. I really like the camera we bought for you last summer, which I am using now. It helps me to feel connected to you in a small way.

I was mowing the lawn and thinking so much about you. I used to complain about our lawn not being green enough, and then you reminded me that at least we had grass and that lots of kids grow up not even knowing what grass is, in places like Jordan and some of the other countries you visited. I am so thankful that you helped me get a better perspective. It is still often out of whack. It is hard to find the right balance.

I miss you so much,

Love from,

Your mom

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    I was really touched by this post. I wish I'd had the chance to meet Renee... she sounds very positive and uplifting. I too visited Jordan and indeed, it is barren... but the desert is incredibly beautiful in spite of its seemingly bleak landscape. May God give you strength today. I look forward to meeting you soon.

    Emily Wierenga.

    PS. I'm praying for you today