hello, goodbye

In a few short hours, I’ll be leaving. It’s been exactly 6 months since I arrived. I sit here and wonder why we have to spend a lifetime saying hello and goodbye?

My little 8 year old friend Matthew cried when I told him I have to go home. 😦 He came up with all sorts of ways I could stay. He told me to call my kids more. Then he suggested they come to the ship to live with me. 🙂 I only wish life could be so easy, so black and white. My heart breaks at the goodbyes.

But I know who my Redeemer is. He has told me to go home. He has asked me to trust Him with the future. Someone said never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. I had a good plan. God has a better plan. I want to be wise by hanging onto Him.

The most important prayer I’ve prayed these last 8 years has been I would never turn away from my Savior again, no matter what. The decision He made to tell me to go home has shaken me to my foundation. And I’m praising Him because my foundation is on the Rock now, not on the sand.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. I’m sure it’s going to be simply amazing. I serve an amazing God!

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20


4 thoughts on “hello, goodbye

  1. Dear Micey
    I know how hard this is for you, my friend! I am praying that Matthew will be comforted by the Comforter of every heart. Yes, my friend, following our Lord never has a certain and laid out future here on earth for we are just pilgrims!
    Blessings XX

  2. Dear Micey…This has been an amazing journey for you and for we who have walked with you through it. Now it is time for you to rest for awhile in His arms and be with those who need you by their side right now….another season of your life. I don’t believe that you are saying any “goodbyes”, just “till we meet agains”. I pray God gives comfort to Matthew in his sadness over his friend leaving. He had some really great ideas, didn’t he?? You are right, we can trust our unknown future to a known God…love you..xxxooo


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