Two months ago...
iMessage, September 9th:
Mom: Hey guess what?
Mom: We figured out a time for me to go see Grandma and Bapa! While dad goes to Denver for a men's conference and to see Grandpa and Nana, I will go see G and B!
Claire: Aw! Can I come?? (completely joking)
Mom: I wish!!!!!! Believe me...I really do!
Claire: Wish I could come for just a couple days! (sad face)
Mom: I do too!
Mom: Just out of curiosity... what time are you done with PCM on Fridays??
Claire: Six PM. But if I needed to take my one cut, I could, and make it up another week.
Mom: What time are you done with classes?
Mom: On Fridays??
Claire: Twelve PM.
Mom: I could get you a flight, on miles, at 3:51, arriving in Eugene at 8:22!!
Claire: Would it be worth it??
Mom: Hmm... this is quite a thought! I could get you back by Monday night at 8 PM.
Claire: Oh man, this could be crazy, and epic!!
Mom: Imagine the blog posts!! (Laughing smiley faces)
Mom: Pray that the Lord makes it clear!
Mom: So I reserved it - it's too good of an itinerary to pass up and didn't want to lose it. I have until Thursday to book it. Let's pray!!!
Claire: Wow! Ok!!
And so it started. Mom talked to Dad, and they talked with Grandma and Bapa, and a ticket was booked through my Dad's "miles". It was that fast. It was one of those "inspired moments".
That brings us to today:
That brings me here - to the upstairs bedroom of Grandma and Bapa's house in Oregon, sitting with my Mom! I haven't seen Grandma and Bapa since last Summer, and didn't think I would be at their house for at least another year. It was so good to hug them today. I'm so glad I can have this time with them.
We should be going to bed, since we have a big weekend ahead of us, but instead, Mom and I are catching up together. I can't believe this is really happening.
Thank you Lord!!!