Coming to America…

My son and his family are moving from Scotland to Boston. Hooray! I would be singing Al… all day and night, but it is Lent. So I will Praise God instead.

Can you believe it? We will be able to drive to see them! There will no longer be a great land mass and an ocean between us!

We have known that it was a strong possibility for several weeks, but our son put us under an embargo.

God sometimes answers prayers in unexpected, even weird, ways. My favorite deacon and I have not been able to see our children and grandchildren, who live in Scotland and Ireland, for just under two years.  To say that this has caused profound sadness is an understatement.

I have begged and pleaded with God for a solution. But then I changed my prayer. I just put it in God’s hands and asked for the strength  and grace to deal with being so far away from my children

Not long after I began this prayer, my son called to tell us that he and his lovely wife were planning a major move. To Boston. To the United States.

Well. I thought that we had a better chance of winning the lottery. My daughter in law is Scottish. She has a large family. My son went to college in Glasgow. He has not lived in the US since he was 15. I had thought that they were firmly planted there. Hence I never even day dreamed about the possibility.

But in a not so rare occurrence, I was wrong. My daughter in law sought out a job with her employer, Rolls Royce, in Boston. She is now going to be a senior manager for Rolls Royce Marine. Our son found a good job with a previous employer.  Negotiations are on going, so I can’t say more.

But we are very proud of Sean and Aileen. And did I mention how thrilled that deacon and I are? I will never stop thanking God for his mysterious ways.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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One Response to Coming to America…

  1. LeAnn says:

    Praise God

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