au revoir


I think it’s safe to say that I’ve been busy lately. Last weekend was an exhausting end to Meggie’s stay with us. Watching her walk through security to board her plane back to the other side of the world, back to being an orphan, was difficult. However, we didn’t say “goodbye.” We said “au revoir.” Yes, to all of you guessers: my parents have started her adoption paperwork already. :)

We are very excited. Meggie just “fit” and we hate not having her here. My parents told her they’d see her in her country. We’re hoping that happens this winter.

Over that weekend, I got a bad but short-lived cold. Came out of that into our first “normal week” without Meggie. Immediately launched into some big projects (TBA) and a lot of writing on top of routine tasks. I am looking forward to finally showing y’all what I’ve been working on, but not tonight…

Then, Sunday night, I had some very emotional news and had to deal with letting go of some stuff I’d clung to for a while. That morning I had listened to a sermon on Psalm 23 in which the pastor emphasized that we areĀ made to lie down in green pastures. I was definitely made to lie down Sunday night. I was very low, emotionally, but very satisfied by the green pastures we all find ourselves in when we know we’re humbly submitting to God’s will.

I woke up Monday morning with swollen eyes and a groggy mind, but set my mind on my work starting that afternoon and have been productive and upbeat since then. I have put Elisabeth Elliot’s “do the next thing” motto into full force and it has done me good.

If the blog stays quiet, know that all is well at Eyrie Park, we are just up to our armpits in homeschool prep, home study prep, building a house, church, friends and all the stuff I can’t tell you about yet. ;)

Leave me a comment to tell me how your summer’s winding down!

Love, Everly

5 Responses to au revoir

  1. Jess White August 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    Phew! You have been very busy!
    So glad to be a LB’er with you

  2. Rachelle Rea August 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm #


  3. Omily (Naomi Brignola) August 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    That is so exciting! Congratulations on your sibling-to-be!

    Our summer was super busy and now we are just home….it’s so heavenly to be just home! We are having a blast, eating corn on the cob, going for bike rides after supper, picking apples in a deserted orchard…The perfect ending to a busy spring/summer :)

    Hope you can have productive home-school prepping :)

  4. Jennifer Wyatt sadler August 21, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    Lovely . Wish we still lived next door.

  5. Laura Jinkins August 21, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    So happy to hear that steps are in motion to make Meggie a permanent member of your dear family. Does my heart good. :)

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