Daily Archives: June 9, 2007


I forgot to tell you.

I think you lot are wonderful! You have provided us with such amazing support with your comments and your prayers and simply by being there, whereever you are. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

At last I have finished my sermon and can go to bed.

Goodness knows what I’ve said in my sermon for tomorrow. It may make sense, it may not. I was too busy dancing with God and my son to really give it the attention it deserved. But I guess God might forgive me. And goodness knows how I am going to sleep enough tonight to be bright and fresh tomorrow, knowing that straight after church my boy is going jetting up to Scotland for a few days to take his mind off the wait and give me a few days grace in which to get his things together.

He is going to the school for just three weeks in the first instance, leading up to the Summer Holidays, to make sure he’s happy there. Just long enough for him to feel settled before the break but not long enough, as a friend said, for the honeymoon period to wear off. Not too long for him to sustain the inevitable tiredness (even if all hell breaks loose for a few days when he comes home). The ironic thing is, he’s been so delightful this last fortnight that I in one way I really don’t want him to go – I’ve so enjoyed having my son back. But it is the best thing that could happen for him at the moment and I think he’ll love it, and it’ll do me and Smudgelet good too. And somehow I think it will make cutting the apron strings a little easier too… though it’s going to be hard stepping back and letting someone else take on parental responsibility and day-to-day control. Far better to feel sad at the thought of him not being here (while ecstatic at the knowledge that he’s somewhere which is just right for him, and to which God has clearly led us) than to be counting the days until he leaves. And it’s precisely eight days until he leaves.

Obviously I’m not going to post a link all over the internet, but if you know me well enough to email and you’re interested in where he’s going and why it’s going to be so perfect for him, let me know and I’ll send you the link to the school website. I’d really appreciate it if you continue to hold him, and us, in your prayers. And remember Smudgelet too – he’s devastated at the thought of “losing” yet another person who’s close to him.

The Lord is teaching me patience and trust

For those of you who have seen “think bubbles” at the top of the recent blog list and have opened it in order to see whether we have heard from the school… well, all I can say is that it is Saturday afternoon, the post has just been


no letter!

Still, I guess it’s a good way to up my reader statistics.