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blog: the road from beauty to becoming

Aug 19, 2014

a new chapter

August 17, 2014

Last evening we had a beautiful evening with our twin daughters, and two of their closest friends, sharing stories and drinking in the goodness of simply being together.  These are days in which Kim and I are savoring every opportunity we have enjoy this time as over the course of the next two weeks both Emily and Rebekah will be leaving home for their first year of college, leaving of course a tremendous hole in our house and in our hearts. Thankfully, we will get to enjoy Nick, and our new Italian adopted-son, exchange student Pietro, for the next year.

Last night I said to the girls that as we enter into this new chapter many things will change, but two things will remain the same:  we will never let go of them in our hearts, and they never really "belonged" to us in the first place.  We have had the privilege of taking care of them and guiding them for the last 19 years, knowing from the beginning that this day would come when we would need to share them even more with the world.  The world will be a better place to have them in it.

Peace and grace to Emily and Rebekah!  We're gonna put What'sApp to a lot of work!