Earlier today, I dropped my youngest son off at a local coffee shop where he met a group of guys, before work, for his weekly Wednesday morning Bible study. Pete, one of the guys in the Bible study, asked how I was feeling about my daughter’s move to China to teach at an international school—which, by the way, will happen tomorrow.

“Fine,” I said, and promptly burst into tears.

I truly am excited for Meredith, I have no doubt  God has smoothed this path for her, and I believe she is going to have a wonderful adventure as an international teacher. But . . . I am just going to miss her! That’s what the tears were all about—not from fear, not from doubts about living in China—just from missing my little girl.

Prayers are welcomed and wanted as my daughter’s adventure begins!

And be sure to check back here tomorrow to see something pretty special.

blog1My youngest daughter, Meredith.


Her work Visa arrived on Tuesday. Getting this little piece of paper has been a six-month headache!


All of the school supplies Meredith is bringing for her 2nd/3rd graders (easier and cheaper to get in the states, though . . . oddly enough . . . they were probably manufactured in China).

Somehow, all of this stuff has to get packed into four suitcases today. Hooboy . . .

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