Needless to say this pre-trip before the real trip has been quite the experience. For 8 years Raena has been away from her family and friends. Now everyone wants to catch up with her. So we have been driving around and visiting with as many people as possible. This weekend I will actually get a chance to see two of my close friends that live out here. But then it will be back to Raena’s family. lol I’m not complaining at all. She seldom complained of having to be away from her family for all of those years, so now’s the time for her to catch up with them as much as possible.
All of this family, even if by marriage only, does make me wonder what heaven will be like. Unfortunately, the Bible informs us that not everyone will be there. Yet the family and friends that are there will have such a story to tell each other of how they made it through. The good times will never cease. Family and friends will always be around. Though we are leaving for an undetermined amount of time and may never have the opportunity to spend time with this same group of family again, it is our hope and prayer that one day, in a place words cannot describe, we will spend the ceaseless ages of eternity with family and friends we love very much.