ok daddy…come home



Josh is so enjoying working with the youth at CCC, but its still an adjustment for our family. We really had no idea how much we took our evenings at home for granted in WA. Right now, he is in Fullerton with a wonderful group of 20 kids, at an event known as Summerspasm, serving people in the OC and staying the night in dorms at Hope International University (the very dorms I once resided in). We are so grateful for how God has provided this position and brought us back to Cali, that we can deal with Josh’s occasional trips away from home.

However, two days in, and the kids are really missing their Daddy right about now. No one can roughhouse with Zack like him, and I certainly don’t cut it as Prince Charming when Abby puts on her prettiest dress and wants to dance.

As a family, we are learning to adjust to being at the mercy of a position with some crazy hours, and that often requires more flexibility than this rigid momma thinks she can muster up at times. BUT, the blessings far outweigh the struggles (remind me that I wrote this, ok?). We get to walk alongside kids as they mature in their relationship with the Lord, play silly games, sing loud and dance around in worship, and expose OUR kids to tangible ways to reach out to a world needs to be shown love.

And tomorrow, Summerspasm comes to a close at Disneyland, and we get to meet Daddy there in the morning!!! Not a bad gig, if you ask me.



One response »

  1. Hi Erin,
    I loved the photo and your post. My husband Bob, is trying to get
    a youth organization started in Ventura for teens at risk so he is gone many evenings and is busy on the phone more often than I like. It has been quite a lesson for all of us and as frustrating as it can be, it sure is a good example for our kids to have a daddy who “walks the walk”. Hang in there and God Bless you both for all you do for others.

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