Mary Paige told her teacher and friends at school that they "won't even believe it" but her Daddy has gone to stay in a hotel in Washington for 9 days! I told her teachers that actually it's 90 days. At almost 5 years old she doesn't really understand why Daddy has gone away. And I must confess, at 32 years old there are moments when it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me either. Abbey, however, continues to be our little spiritual rock. She has told her teacher and friends what an awesome Daddy she has to do this for us and how proud of him she is. I wish you could have heard the prayer she said for Matt last Sunday night as he was getting ready to leave. At 8 years old she can see and recognize the power of God in her Daddy's life and in our family. Even though we don't really know WHY God wants Matt to spend this 90 days in the desert, we are certain that he is suppose to be there. I just wish we could be there too. It is hard to be here and try to continue in our normal routines without him. We miss him so much! Yet we know that God has big plans for Matt and for our family and I know that it will eventually all make perfect sense. God gave us both this scripture today from Hosea 1:5 Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. Thank you for your prayers!