God has been good to allow us to go home to see my husband's great grandmother who tells us that she won't be with us long, and our two new granddaughters, Ava and Eva. The Lord worked everything out and provided the funds and the means to do everything, as well as making it possible to replace some worn out clothing and bedding. He is amazing!
It is wonderful to be at peace with God's workings and allow Him to make schedules and change ours. He kept our van from being usable for much of the summer. Praise Him. He knows what He is doing. As one part was repaired or replaced another would need care. God kept Steven, Anna, and Eva from visiting us in the north, but provided a short visit south for us instead. Brother Mark Bohac's family made their new van available for us, and we travelled all night and into the day to see Steven, Anna and Eva for a few hours, sleep, and head back. We are extremely thankful for the use of the van and treasure the time we had with family and friends. We were blessed to be able to see Anna's family while we were there. They are dear friends.
My husband has a rash that needed doctoring but the dermatologist usually takes two months to see. Brother Sam Abbot does some work for a dermatologist and was going to ask if there would be any chance we could get Steve in before we returned that week, but he forgot. God reminded Brother Abbot by having the dermatologist's office call and ask if he could come replace a light. While there he remembered to ask. We were given an immediate appointment. Brother Julio and Sister Gladys Abbot provided transportation for us. We entered a waiting room full of patients, filled out the paper work and were called immediately back to a room. We were seen by one doctor right away. She went out and got another doctor to confirm the diagnosis. We were given a prescription and sent out. At the desk we were told we owed nothing. When we went out we went to the pharmacy and were not allowed to pay there either! God is SO good to us! Brother Julio and Sister Gladys made a midnight trip to bring Steve's prescription to him before we left the US, as the pharmacy did not have a full supply when we were there.
On Saturday morning as the time neared to say goodbye to Daniel, Hannah, Wes, Elisabeth, Trey, Addy, Brogan, Michael, Bekah and Ava, I was having a hard time. I went off by myself to cry, and cry I did, but I was not to be alone. God sent various ones to be with me in my grief.
All too soon it really was time to leave for the airport. After checking our baggage in we met our children and grandchildren on the sidewalk outside the airport and had a good cry and those too short goodbyes.
We travelled back with Tim and Rachel. In Miami we sat on the plane for an hour and half waiting out a thunder storm. God was good as we travelled through storms on the way home and were told there would be no service on this trip due to the weather. Everyone was to remain seated and buckled throughout. In answer to prayer,the trip was smoother than many. Praise God! When we arrived late at the Cayman airport we had to circle the island for a while to burn some fuel. (I don't get it either, but I'm sure there is a good reason and I welcome any helpful info in regard to why this is done.)
Although we were much later than planned, Brother Bennito, Brother Daniel and Brother Brady were faithfully there to help us with our luggage and take us back to our home. On the way to the house we saw the church sign. It read, "Welcome Home Corbett Family." Daniel and Hannah were greatly missed by our church people and we assured them they plan to return when Daniel's work is done.
When we arrived home we found that Brother Brady had washed our bedding, made our bed, cleaned the house, mowed the lawn, and done everything he could to make our home coming pleasant.
The next morning we went to church and as I said, Daniel and Hannah's absence was a disappointment to many, but we were welcomed home royally and our Sunday meal was brought by several ladies so we could rest on our first day back. What a blessing these ladies are!
Brother Brady taught our adult Sunday school class, and preached in the morning and evening services. His practical messages were welcome and a help to many. Brother Brady flew out this afternoon. He will have to spend one night in Miami before continuing his flight home. We greatly appreciate his care for our people while we were away.
This evening Brother Corbett and Tim are out playing ball with the guys from the church. We've had a good day of catching up on things. I was looking for Tim and found him weeding our "rain forest" as he called our weedy garden. :) Rachel has been hanging out laundry, and is making tacos in celebration of labor day--though not celebrated on the island, it is in our home. :)
We are rejoicing that Anna is doing well after a rough start into mommihood.
We are grieved that Anna's father has cancer again, but hope and pray that it was caught early enough to be cared for quickly and efficiently. We request your fervent prayer for him.
Well, that probably catches you up on the doings of the Corbett family for now.
I pray the Lord uses you where you are for His glory. Praise His Name forever!
sbcjr wrote 622 Days Ago (positive)1
Thank you so much for making that trip. It meant/means so much to us. We miss you.0 points
Judy wrote 628 Days Ago (neutral)0
I'm so glad you wrote this--I love reading posts like this! =) I'm so thankful for the time I got to spend with you all. The church is so kind! I miss them... and you all!! =) I hope this means you'll be posting these types of post more often! ;)1 point