Friday, October 19, 2007

My Best Friend


Хто жінку чеснотну знайде? А ціна її більша від перел: довіряє їй серце її чоловіка, і йому не забракне прибутку!
-Пр. Соломона 31:10-11


It’s hard to imagine just how much you will miss someone until they’re gone. Edna has been in California for more than three weeks now and will be coming back home on the 30th. It’s not that I can’t manage to keep our home in order, but it feels strangely empty and cold without her. I realized as soon as she left that she was the one who brought life to our home and made it a place of comfort and warmth. Now it feels as if it’s in a state of slumber, waiting for her return. I’m not the only one to notice this. Our boys have both commented on how things feel different without Mom here. We find ourselves doing things around the house not because it has to get done, but because Mom would have done it that way. The neighborhood kids have all asked as well, “When is Miss Edna coming home?” They know that she would always stop what she was doing to bring out tea and cookies and play a game of UNO with them.

Separation shows you just how much you can rely on the person you love to hold you together emotionally. The strain of everyday life, especially in a foreign country, is eased by that person you have committed your life to. Working together to raise a family, maintain a household, and share the Gospel with people can be one of the most rewarding things in the world, but it can also be very demanding. The key is to cherish these times good or bad, because the best day in your life would be the worst if you didn’t have your beloved to share it with. I’m so thankful that God granted me that perfect companion to share this life with for all its sorrows and joys.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
–Proverbs 31:10-11

1 comment:

Greg & Edna Silva said...

Awwww, honey!!! That was so wonderful! It made me cry. I miss you and the boys too and can't wait to be home again.

Love Eternaly,
Edna