Last Wednesday evening we had a little birthday party for my nephew Ethan and niece Aubrey. It is totally crazy how old they are getting! Time flies.
I really think missing all my nieces and nephews is one of the hardest parts about being a missionary. And I think a lot of people can relate, since we don’t all live really near our family. But living in Cambodia there is that extra distance that makes it hard, especially on holidays, because you can’t be there to see them, laugh with them, and watch them grow. Though I will say, with Skype at least there is a dampener :)
So that all to say, it has been a huge blessing to be able to hang out with my nieces and nephews while we are here, knowing that the times we will have will be few and far between. But trusting that the Lord will grow them closer to Himself in our absence.