Tuesday, February 25, 2014
ELMER HAS A FEW WORDS TO SAY
Got on an Englisher's computer that I know that lives near Pinecraft and looked back on some of Jean's posts on Amish Stories and New York State of Mind. Jean has given us almost three years of her good times and bad times. She has spoken about the way Old Order Mennonite life and why. She has spoken about taking in and adopting Michael, Edward and Katie. She has spoken about the fire, her serious operation, moving, and much, much more. Most important she has spoken of the Lord. Not to get anyone to change their religion nor not to try to force her religion but to help others understand the Lord better.
We owe Jean a thank you for all she has done. It is not easy to just come up with a post sometimes. I know. It has taken Jean many hours over the years coming up with them. Jean has answered many of the questions you have asked. She has told of things she thought you would be interested in.
In looking at her posts, I wonder if we really appreciated what we had when we had her. I don't think that we realized that sometime it would end, at least for a while.
So instead of trying to talk her into staying or coming back as I did earlier this morning, I called Jean and thanked her for all she has done. For the many hours that she had put on the posts. For sharing her family and life with us. I hope she enjoys her rest.
Because she asked Martha and myself, we have agreed to take over her posts. We are in no way trying to replace Jean - we can't do that. Jean is Jean. Martha is Martha and I am Elmer. So starting on March 3rd, I will be doing the posts on Monday. As Martha's husband, Joseph, is Bishop, it is harder for her to get posts on than me. But, she will be doing posts, too. Maybe if I can get Anna over her fear of computers, I can get her to put something on, too.
What you must remember is that we too, are not going to last forever, too. We don't anticipate leaving anytime soon, but in time, things may change.
Thank you Jean for all you have done. We appreciate all you did and you are welcome back anytime. God Bless You and Your Family.
Trust God's Wisdom,