The last of July...well, all of July, really...was very busy for us. My trip to Alaska took up much of my time. After two weeks of being in Barrow, Kim and I flew down to Anchorage and Anthony joined us. Poor Jonathan had to work. We had not been apart that long since we met. It was not easy being away from each other that long.
We had a great time playing with Elijah and having Kim chauffeur us around. We went to the botanical garden one day and as we were pulling into the parking lot we were all staring at this really cool moose statue...then it walked away. We all started laughing & taking pics of her. We also went out to the marsh and saw two bald eagles, enjoyed some great food, and had some delicious chocolate. We would move there if we were willing to shovel snow in the winter. :)
Granny past away on July 21st. We will all miss her but it was a joyful experience for her. She had been very much ready to go Home since her heart attack just after Thanksgiving last year. Most of us fight hard against death, but for Granny, it was like relaxing, like going home...which is exactly what it was.
In John, Jesus pray's to God the Father regarding His Apostles and includes all who would become a part of His bride. He speaks of us not being of this world. Those who have been chosen by God have been adopted as His children. A Christian is just like a child who has been adopted and is waiting to go to his new home. Granny got to go home in July.
"I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. 'I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word," (John 17:15-20 ESV)