She's Home Again!
But not for long.She is pursing a life long dream.
She's spent three months in Brazil working in an orphanage.
Years later she joined friends in the Philippines...
right on the front lines, sharing duties with peace building.
Her past years, she's been working at GF Strong,
as a rehab therapist...and now she's leaving again.
She will be joining a team of medical professionals in Port-au-Prince.
Christian Blind Mission, Canada.
We hope she comes back in March.
It's been so much fun having her at Home Again.
This past weekend we have had friends and family
stopping by spontaneously to bid her farewell.
One of the things I need to mention about Mikki,
is that when she's home...there is action...
She loves her family and friends.
I'm not sure if she even knows how to cut a lawn.
That last minute hug with those little boys.
No more portraits in this family.
A special visit with her Opa...he shared three simple points.
- Help People
- Glorify God
- Learn about Yourself.
Cousins can be heard laughing from all ends of the house.
Somehow when she's home, she thinks that this house belongs to
none other but herself.
Every room has evidence that she is at home.
Playing with toys...in the family room,
as she visited with friend with little ones.
Preparing food in the kitchen for more guests.
She actually can cook...
Creating costumes with friends.
New characters take on as they run out the door.
That explains my broken needle on my sewing machine.
Finally when every room was filled with her stuff...
she started on the hallway.
"Good Morning....It's Monday...
Did you sleep in the hallway?"
Her bags are packed and weighed..
As we sat around the Family Table...
we took time to reflect about our lives.
People shared, laughed and cried.
Her Father read a scripture of blessing to her.
"I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14: 27
I'm hoping that someone will greet her at the airport
with a big flag waving her name on a sign...and adding a big hug.
She should be landing just about now.
Mikki we will miss your laughter and joyful spirit.
We will miss your sensitivity to life.
You have taught us so much.
But we know you are following your dreams.
"Within every celebrated ending, a new opportunity beckons.
Within every ending there lies a new beginning
that calls us to reach out and explore."