Tuesday, August 10, 2010

She's Off to See the World

Katelyn left this morning to begin her 4 month internship in India. While it was a sad time for me (and a few others), it is also exciting. I can only imagine the things she will see and do. The Taj Mahal, Indian weddings, riding camels and elephants, working with autistic children in the center.....She sure is doing a lot more than I ever did at this age. She gets to do this with her best friend and roommate from college - Kath. I'm so glad they have each other. Geeta is their supervisor while they are there. She has been so helpful and supportive for all of us. We are praying for safety while traveling and while they are there. We also pray that they will be a Christian witness to those they will be working with. I know it's time to let my child spread her wings and fly (although I wish I had clipped them a bit shorter so she couldn't fly quite so far. :)

Here are the sisters one last time together.

Katelyn and Kath - best friends and traveling buddies.

This is Dr. Roels and his wife. He is the former president of Kuyper College. He has been extremely helpful getting the girls prepared. He came to the airport to pray with us all and help send them off.

Katelyn, Kath and Alex. She was another one of their roommates. She is sad to see her friends go. We are planning on adopting her into our family for these next 4 months to make up for losing a daughter!


Mari said...

Good idea to take these pictures, although how you did it through tears, I don't know!
We're praying for her too!

Cheri said...

We're praying for all of you. I know she is going to impact a lot of people while she's there.
Can't wait till December though to welcome her back home where she belongs!

Anonymous said...

You know this mom has walked in your shoes more than once. God is extremely faithful and will see you through this season.

Praying daily for your sweet daughter knowing her life will be forever changed!

Praying for you too Terri! I'm just a phone call away whenever you need a friend.

Woohoo for Skype!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow mom... these pictures are something else!!! i'm glad that i made it into the blog though :)
maybe i'll make it on in dec. too!!!