I started this post last Sunday, and after reading Darla's blog, I have to finish it.
I first met Tom and Gina while going Christmas caroling and thought they were fun people. Tom had this sarcastic-type sense of humor that I could appreciate. He also thought it was funny that the sign in the trailer park said "Happy children playing". We were wondering where the sad and depressed children were. Maybe they were too sad to play.
Last week at church I got to know their history a little more. They have worked in Central Asia and both of them are moving back again. Basically, Tom told us this (paraphrased because this was a week ago)..."We need to be reminded that the Christian life is this big adventure and there are a lot of cool things to do. I know that God will 'take care of me' whatever 'take care of me' means." They described how each piece of their past was used to hone them for God to use them for the present, even the hard times.
Hope this post isn't too choppy...I need to get in the shower...