On my way out the door this morning Mariah gave me stack of letters to mail, thank you notes for the steady stream of wedding gifts arriving at our door. My adopted Chinese son, Yang, moved out last week. Throughout the house are piles of supplies bought and packed for kids’ new rooms in Cincinnati, Bloomington and Savannah.
Summer has not wavered but I feel the season changing just the same. I find myself planning meals for two instead of eight. The money I’ll save on water, groceries and laundry detergent will chase tuition, room and board instead. With evening after evening of no homework, sporting events or high school art shows we are considering our very own IU opera tickets!
We’re busy as bees at church too, preparing for my time away. Preachers are all lined up, and lots of you are stepping up to cover my other duties. I’ll have a list for you soon. One thing you can do in the meantime is email the contact information for our college students and young-adults-who-live-away-but-aren’t-completely-gone to Fan, our church administrative assistant. Her email is email@example.com.
Peace & Prayers, pastor annette