The world has yet to recover from my husband Luke's arrival on April 22, 1986 to Ben & Karen Scripture in Warsaw, IN. They faithfully (and patiently) raised Luke to love and obey the Lord Jesus Christ, for which I am very thankful. Luke & I met during the summer of 2000 at Turkey Hill Ranch Bible Camp in Vienna, MO. Our "relationship" wouldn't begin for another couple years, but from then on, he couldn't quite get me out of his mind.
And what a trip it's been. We moved into a tiny little apartment in Odenton, MD for a few months while we waited for Luke's orders to report to flight school in Pensacola, FL.
In August of that year, we moved to Florida, our first full move of many to come. It didn't take long to find a wonderful group of new friends in the Officers' Christian Fellowship bible study at the Pattersons' house in Pensacola. That group was such an incredible blessing, both because of the spiritual growth through the study of God's Word, and the close friendships we built with our fellow military officers and spouses.
After over two years in Pensacola/Milton, Luke got his wings and we moved to Jacksonville for some more training at the Fleet Replenishment Squadron (FRS).
However, unlike most of Luke's peers here in Jax, we will not be here for long. Once Luke finishes his training here, hopefully sometime next May, we will be packing everything up and moving to Japan! Thankfully, we have some good friends already established there in Atsugi, so the ground there will not be totally unbroken.
But before our adventure in the Far East begins, a far greater journey will begin. On May 5th (give or take. wink) we expect to add a new member to our little family. I am carrying a (so far, Praise the Lord) healthy baby boy. Luke was excited to learn that a son was on the way, and has been happily bragging that he has "produced a Manchild!"
In just 2 short years, we have had some exciting times, and thank God for His providence and direction the whole way. We are thankful for His goodness, as well as your friendship, encouragement, and prayers. Come along with us as the next chapter in our "saga" begins.