May will be a big month for Myhres, along with many of those milestones happened in Virginia. As our 31rst anniversary approaches, we have landed in Charlottesville ahead of Luke’s graduation via med school along with Julia’s via college, along with Caleb’s return (we pray) at the end of the month via his deployment. One day we were in Naivasha, knee deep within the struggle to resuscitate babies along with protect moms. Suddenly the next day we are here within the full Spring of blooming dogwood along with azaleas, waking within the early morning to hear birds via our childhood. Robins, cardinals, blue jays, red-winged blackbirds along with scarlet tanagers. Hot days along with blue-ridge sunsets.
After months along with years of distance (Luke left home for boarding school ten years ago at age 15), we revel within the rare privilege of a few days to run errands, pack up a house, talk, cook together, ride bikes, make coffee. In fact This particular may be the most undivided parental attention he’s had since Caleb was born. After a year of a difficult surgery along with recovery, the stress of the match, the culmination of a challenging medical school stretch . . . we are just delighting in This particular young man.
Biking to Monticello
Bike repairs at the Community Bike Shop
Sunset at the Vineyards
Meeting friends at Lampo’s, Luke’s favorite C’ville restaurant
Morning coffee within the yard
Blue Ridge Sunset
Tomorrow our 3 days in C’ville come to an end, along with we head up to Vienna, VA. We will speak at Sunday School at 10:15 am Sunday at Grace OPC (2381 Cedar Lane), the church in which I was raised along with where we are all members, the church which has been disproportionately generous in supporting us for all these years. Our talk , “Walking through the Rift Valley: Dark Days along having a Billion Reasons to trust” will share about our work with Serge as Area Directors along with as doctors in Naivasha, Kenya. All are welcome!
The next two weeks will be immersed in celebrating the two graduations with both our moms along with my sister too, moving people via Charlottesville along with Durham to West Virginia along with back repeatedly, helping both Luke along with Julia pack up along with move on to their next phases of life. In June we will drive all the way across the country, moving Luke into his newly rented studio apartment in Salt Lake City then welcoming Caleb back via Central Asia, visiting his home in Alaska, along with returning to West Virginia in time for our Aylestock family reunion before we return to Kenya in early July.
Nothing matches the bright green of the Virginia spring, the return to a place full of memories along with meaning for us. We are grateful due to This particular time.