Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Headed for West Virginia

Yesterday we flew to Oahu to get the last of our eye exams taken care of before we leave on Thursday for West Virginia. We had breakfast at our favorite Zippy's Restaurant and enjoyed a leisurely break before heading to Dick's appointment with his retina specialist. The doctor said Dick's eye is doing great after surgery and cleared us for flying. We had a wonderful lunch with Rich, our son, at TGIFs and caught up on his news of the family. It's always such a joy to see how God is working in Rich and in the lives of his family and friends. We tried to convince him to plan a trip to West Virginia with his family while we are there. We'll see!

Today will be our last minute cleaning of the house and yard, packing last minute items and taking care of last minute errands. I'm dragging my feet a little---maybe because there's a few mixed emotions running around in my head. It's always hard to leave everything familiar for six months and begin anew with a whole new set of parameters in a completely different environment. It's almost like a chameleon who adapts himself into the environment surrounding him by changing his colors. West Virginia is so different from Hawaii. In Dick's words, he becomes an "itenerant lawn mower" while I become a farmer's daughter getting into canning and preserving, etc. We enjoy the environment there, and love being with family, but it IS different than our lifestyle here in Hawaii.

Most of all, we miss Rich, Emily and the boys while we are gone for so long. The boys are at such an age where we could really enjoy their activities with them and see them growing and developing. In six months time, they seem to change and mature a lot. We thank Rich for being so good to keep us up on their activities and to keep reminding them they do have a Nana and Papa that loves them.

We will be traveling overnight tomorrow, arriving in West Virginia around 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday. Mom is so anxious to see us, and we to see her. Pray with us for traveling mercies, for a good summer of health and energy and a great time spent with family and friends. Then pray for our safe return to our beautiful Maui in October!

I will do my best to keep my blog going while I'm there. The internet service is much to be desired in the hills of West Virginia---no high speed internet service where we will be, and slow as molasses! But we love keeping in touch with everyone, so please email often. "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land." (Proverebs 25:25)

God bless you all!


Blogger Barbara Olmos said...

Dear Sandy,
Have a safe trip! I will miss reading your daily blogs ... your godly perspective is such a blessing to me.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Sandy Fewell said...

Thank you, Barb, for your sweet encouragement. I'm hoping I can still blog in WV---I'm gonna try.
Love your posts, too! Your sense of humor is a delight and your encouragement to Rich is always so appreciated!

6:56 AM  

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