We didn't "do" a lot. We mostly enjoyed just "being" in each other's company. Jordan's job/ministry keeps him running hither and thither a lot, so we decided to just relax and let things unfold as they would. We're both contemplative types, so it takes a while for things to begin to flow out of all that thinking. This nice long visit allowed that to happen and I think we learned a lot about each others' hearts. He awakened a vision in myself and daughter Micah, to take the next steps in our creative lives. Micah wants to do her photography professionally, and I want to use my writing and art. Jordan made us aware of some video and print resources that would help us learn more about how to proceed. He's all about encouraging people in their giftings. Love that boy.
|Jordan with youth pastor friend, Rachel.|
I was tempted to get a little weepy this morning (Shoot, I'm crying right now!) as I unmade his bed and washed the bedding. "He's gone already," my heart moaned. Then I reminded myself that, no, he isn't gone. He's just down the road (1,000 miles) doing something that God has put on his heart, and that gives him great joy. And he is surrounded by so many people who love him and will look out for him. No worries, as he likes to say. :)
My next ATC swap is called "Curling Up With a Good Book". Here are my first three...
Time to start thinking about doing some Christmas decorating and sending out some cards.
Merry Christmas to all!