Apart and Together Again

This week has been one of firsts for us. The first time my son and my man have gone away on a youth mission trip. The first time we’ve ever been apart this long. And the first time my daughter and I were home alone for a whole week.

There was no shortage of gifts to count: #1027 – 1051

  • sending them off to serve the least of these
  • the first call to let me know they arrived and were settled in
  • a quick phone call every morning to let me know how they were doing
  • hearing my man’s voice
  • knowing how to get the generator set up when we lost power the first day
  • power coming back in just a few hours
  • air conditioning for a week of record-breaking temperatures
  • being so busy that the week passed pretty quickly for us
  • slipping quietly outside at night to see the stars with my girl
  • marveling together over the beauty that God provides night and day
  • mowing the lawn for my man so he won’t have to
  • temps finally cooling down enough to provide the opportunity to mow
  • my girl bringing me an ice cold glass of water, twice!
  • a fun day with my mom
  • going to estate sales for the first time {won’t be the last!}
  • good finds
  • hard belly laughs
  • homecoming day finally arriving
  • sending my man a “we can’t wait to see you” pic

  • taking a crazy long time to get it just right
  • Instagram
  • anticipating their arrival
  • looking forward to the stories they’ll share
  • a text that they’re only 15 minutes away!; heart going pitter-patter

In hope,

About Shelli Bourque

An ordinary girl living by the grace of life in Christ. Adoring wife and mom. Lover of quiet places and uncluttered spaces. Beauty seeker and image maker.


  1. Pamela says

    Awesome pic of two of my favorite ladies!

  2. I stopped over from Ann’s place. You have a beautiful blog. I am your newest follower. Lovely list of beautiful things to be thankful for!

  3. Beautiful!!! My husband is a pilot, so I can definitely relate 🙂