I hope we will meet again someday but that is such an indefinite phrase there does not seem to be much sat- isfaction in it, still there is more perhaps than we are aware of. it is about as certain a phrase as we dare use in this uncertain world when we are as far separated - How comforting is that confiding trust that firm hope that we have of meeting our dear Savior with all those who are dear to our hearts no matter how long or how far we have been separated, if they love Him and rejoice at His coming in the clouds of Heaven when every eye shall see Him, although the time is so uncertain if we were not sure of it coming some day. I think we could never endure separations from our loved ones that we are every day of our lives subject too - I hope John it will be ours to meet in that glorious time, and, wish we may meet many times00426previous to it - I know it would give us all the greatest pleasure if you sould come and see us and I hope in arranging if our plans for the future a visit to Canada will be among them. I have often this summer been imagining you travelling over those prairies the you talked of visiting with some little boy that you love for a companion searching for those dear little flowers that are so precious to your heart - And imagined the joy of your sisters and mother at your return after being so long absent. I dont know how they contained themselves, to have you so long away from them, hope you find them all well and happy Is Dany still in Michigan? and how is David Galloway? Does the sight of your eye at all improve and let us know particularly is your health improving. If you can at all John (I ask it as a favor) I wish you would in some of your travels from place to place secure a good
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