“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8 (ESV)
Yesterday, September 21, was a day that I will not forget, unless I lose my ability to remember.
Yesterday, our Katie left for Westfield House, Cambridge, England, to continue her Deaconess studies. She’ll be gone until June, after that she goes on a year internship (which she’ll get paid for, and then she’s done. Hallelujah!) That day has been on the calendar for a long time, for both Katie, and her mother and I, for different reasons, but that is for another article.
Also yesterday, our granddaughter, June Rose decided to be on time. Her brothers were both a week late. They take after their father.
Those two events collided with magnificent force. First, Katie was travelling with a young man, a fellow student from the Seminary, who resides in Kearney, so we thought it would be hospitable to host the young man and his family for lunch (originally to include my son, his wife and their, then, two boys). At 7:30 AM the call came. “Mom and dad, we’re going in, can you watch the kids?” My wife never passes that opportunity up. So, we had two little boys, our daughter, a young man and his family for lunch, and then, shortly after noon, little June made her appearance.
Now here where it gets interesting; keep in mind that Katie is going to be gone nine months, and this would be the only time for her to see her new niece. So, we had lunch, graciously dismissed our guests, who were very understanding, and then loaded up Frankie and Lucius, with Aunt Katie, and headed for Methodist Women’s Hospital. The long and short of the story is that Katie got to hold her niece, and got on the plane, and I am assuming, is now in England. What a day.
What came to mind for me were the psalmist’s words in Psalm 121, “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8 (ESV)
Welcome June Rose. God bless you, and keep you, most especially in His baptismal grace. And God bless and keep you Miss Katie, from this time forth, and forevermore.
That was my day, just thought I’d share it.