Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Travis and Malissa


Good day from the islands.  This week certainly has been a week of mixed emotions.  Why?  Travis and Malissa have moved to the US!  Wednesday night we put them on the plane headed to Florida.  What a bittersweet moment.  Travis, our first born, leaving to start something new in his life along with his wife Malissa.  Shawn and I are so proud of all of our boys.  They all are a blessing from the Lord in their own special ways.

However, I will say that this is one of the hardest things we have had to do in life.  I now can fully identify with my Dad and Mom who for many years have been sending me off.  Especially on the first day I left to join the military.  What a moment for me and for them.  Now Shawn and I are experiencing  what they went through so many years ago.  It is certainly a time of major change for all of us.

Malissa is coming to finish her RN degree!  Travis will be in the support mode while she is in school.  They have a place to stay already; Praise the Lord!  They will need to find a job and a  car, but we know that God is in control and has a plan.  Shawn and I are rejoicing and sad at the same time.  We are not fearful in any way, because we know that they are following God's plan.

Twenty three years ago on December 1st, our first son came into this world.  For Twenty three years he has been a blessing to us. For the past year, Malissa, the newest edition of our family was a blessing and has a special place in all our hearts. Momma will miss her friendship and help preparing family meals. Richard will miss her listening ear and friendship as well. Now we release our blessing to the world.  May Travis and Malissa be a blessing to all they come in contact with wherever they go...

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani

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