A few weeks ago we had a rare occurance in these here parts. That would be my entire family gathering together for a few days. We tend to be scattered or rarely in town all at the same time. My brother and his new wife rolled– or rather flew into town. The plan was to send them off and load up the truck before they trekked to Pennsylvania!
The weekend was laced with fervent prayers for my brother and sis-in-law and their new job. I like to call it THE SEND OFF PRAYER! We first gathered and prayed at our Saturday night dinner. The next morning we all attended North Island Church where we assisted our brother in worship and heard our dad preach. The sunday service did not end without another send off prayer!
Then to fulfill my brother’s request we lunched at Grandy’s! We managed to gather outside for some family pics. When I was reviewing the pics I noticed this hilarious succession of shots. My kids are something else. They were running after Brent!
Then…. what do you know? yet ANOTHER send off prayer. I didn’t get the first prayer time on camera. The second was caught at church and the third was shot kind of in- a -papparazi- manner. A friend who was with us nudged ( and graciously took the family pics) me to grab my camera. My brother had a huge Penske moving truck and had parked in the next lot. I looked in the direction she was pointing and noticed the parents, Mckendree and Rachel huddled yet again! It was quite beautiful! I crouched down to inconspiculously document this special moment. Im thankful for a praying family! And this is how I will always remember the day we sent Mckendree, my little brother and Rachel off to Pennsylvania!
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