Wednesday, February 25, 2009

...Far More Abundantly

I have a stash of posts that I've been waiting on because for the next 10 days Matt is out of town, out of country, out of continent! One of his best friends in Chile is getting married and he will be visiting until the first week in March. I miss him terribly already.

Joey and I returned today from a trip to CO with the Beardsley family. Matt was there with us until yesterday and returned a day early to repack and fly out to Chile. I was pretty worried about making a connection, and managing 2 flights with Joey, and being pretty pregnant, and a large checked back and carry-ons and a stroller. Wonderfully for me, people were very kind. I was offered 2 seats alone on the first flight (where Joey played the whole time, it was very short) and 2 seats, in a 3 row on the second flight (also relatively short, only 2 1/2 hours). Even more amazingly, Joey slept for almost all of the second flight. I think he was only awake for about 45 minutes. I got to listen to my headphones a little bit, doze off, even drink a drink (which if you've carried a baby on a plane you know that the little cup they give you is not a good scenario for a young toddler). After the flight we pretty smoothly got our giant bag, and wheeled it to the shuttle to take us to the remote parking and we even remembered to use our coupon and saved $18!!!! Matt was very generous to agree to leave a car at the airport for me so that I wouldn't have to worry about taking a carseat (we didn't need one on the trip- or asking a favor of one of our friends to pick me up). I made it home, a little tired (but let's face it, that's all the time really....) and definitely no worse for the wear after handling 2 flights alone with Joey.

"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Eph 3:20,21

It's not the same without you here Matt!! Joey and I were looking at this picture thinking about Daddy! We miss you!!


Herb of Grace said...

I'll be thinking about you and praying a little extra on your behalf for the next little while :)

Matt and Laurie Beardsley said...

Thanks, I could use it, I won't lie. It's awful having him gone. Nothing like Sus and Ben, I know, but it's really long for us! *sniffle*