Mike Cope's blog

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Really looking forward to having Brandon and Zoe at Highland this Sunday morning. There are some amazing things that will happen. More on that later. . . . - - - - Sunday night we bowed out. Our covenant group has been planning for a long time to go together to Washington D.C. for a spring break mission trip. We're part of Highland's 2005 "Into All the World" ministry that is sending about 500 members all over the world for short-term missions. But there are just too many issues with travel right now for Chris. If it were two months later, we'd be fine. We're so thankful that at least some of the group is still planning to go. As I told them, it felt like another casualty of the wreck if the whole trip fell through. We reflected Sunday night -- our first time back together since the wreck -- on how unlikely it was that two of the three children who had to be flown to Cook's were from our little group. We were so thankful to circle around them and pray. Speaking of our covenant group kids, here's a great article about Audrey Maxwell.

2 Comments:

  • I think its great that at least some of your Church is able to go. I'm sure something else will come up, and God will work with you there to be involved.

    By Blogger Emily, at 2/15/2005 10:39:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    Sometimes life goes pretty much as we have it mapped out. Sometimes it throws us a curve, and then sometimes the pitch hits us right in the chest and knocks the breath out of us. I rememeber that one of the (three) times that Victoria was confined to home for weeks due to her illnesses, she had been looking forward to her band trip. She had worked hard, earned the money and all that was left was getting on the bus. We waited until the last minute to admit that she was not going to be able to go on the trip. She was disappointed, naturally. It's tough when you've looked forward to something and then are not able to do it. It's tough for adults, and even more so for kids. But you get through it. The hardest week, of course, will be the week eveyone is gone and you're still here. I believe we tried to find something that she could do that would be fun, to help ease the pain. I remember another one of those times came when all the Watson family was gathering in San Antonio to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary. She couldn't be out of bed for long without becoming totally exhausted, so San Antonio seemed a stretch. However, we just rented a wheel chair and off we went. (As Chris has no doubt found out, you get a lot of attention in a wheel chair.)She had to take naps in the afternoon, so activity was somewhat limited, but she was still there and had fun. She remebers how kind people were to the girl in the wheelchair and the fun she had - not the disappointment. I am confident that you will be able to create memories of this time that will be good memories - and those are the ones that stick with you. And, really, does it seem so strange that two of your close group were among those sent to Cook's? Wouldn't it be natural that they would be close together? You're still in our prayers. P.S. I really was glad to see the back of your head Sunday. Patsy

    By Blogger P Watson, at 2/16/2005 10:16:00 AM  

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