The City House

The Day Has Come

A mother thinks about her children day and night. Even if they are not with her, and will love them in a way they will never understand.
Author Unknown

I would like to amend the first line of the quote if you don’t mind.
A mother thinks about her children day and night from the moment they take their first breath until she takes her last breath.

Forgive me. Tonight if you are reading this, you are going to see me as few do. Tonight I am going to be as raw and transparent as I will probably ever be on this site.

Friday is the day I have planned for, anticipated, known was coming, and dreaded. I am filled with awe and fear that my baby boy and his precious wife are leaving everything they know to travel around the world to a less than stable part of the world to share their faith with college students in a country not known for religious tolerance.


I am terrified. I am weak. I am struggling.


They are excited. They are at peace. They are resolute.



I hope that you will join our family in praying for them. They will leave with 2 fifty pound suitcases each and 2 carry on bags. In those bags they have to pack their clothes, anything they need for their home this next year, and six pounds of peanut butter. They leave behind friends and family who love them and will be praying for them through this journey.



Pray that they are able to reach students for Christ, pray that they grow as a couple, pray for their safety, and if you have an extra minute, please pray for the family left here.

My son in law took this one of my son, daughter in law, and daughter when they met up in July.

The organization that they are working through is



8 thoughts on “The Day Has Come”

  1. I will be praying for your sweet Kent and his wife. I will be praying for you, too. So proud of your son. God Bless them. Love your family.

  2. I am sure that I will not be the first to remind you of this but, the Lord will be with them: guiding them, renewing them, protecting them, and working through them. That’s not to say that it will be any easier for you to handle, but He can relate to your angst as well. He did send his own son to earth to be slaughtered after all. He knows the worries and pain of a parent, and you can hopefully find rest in His arms.

  3. Oh Karen, I can only imagine the mix of emotions swirling through you at this time. What a noble, kind deed they are doing, yet so very nerve-wracking for all involved. I will say a prayer for them right now, and will continue to do so regularly while they are on their journey. God Bless them, your families, their coworkers, and all families of the parties involved. <3 <3 <3. Hugs from Iowa.

  4. I’m praying with my whole heart! I so admire them for doing Gods work. I will be praying for them and for you, Karen. Keep us posted on the success of their mission and safety.

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