Friday, February 11, 2011

Living in the moment...

The other day I went to Publix and bought a 2 Liter of Coke for me, a 2 Liter of Mug root beer for Rob, chocolate filled Oreos also for me, and a special treat for Rob for Valentine's day. Knowing we will be leaving soon and not knowing what is available where we are moving to gives me the urge to have some more time...for now. We are trying to enjoy every moment we have here at home. I truly love my home country and will miss many things about living here, family and friends most of all!

We are getting close to leaving. There are so many things to do that I find myself not having the time to stop and revel in our circumstances. I have moments of sadness about leaving mixed with waves of excitement that what we have spent the last 4 & 1/2 years of our lives preparing for is finally here.

What has been on my mind the most lately is that I still haven't finished our thank you notes for those who have supported us in the last few months. I am sure those who have blessed us are not thinking about that as much as I am. So, to those of you who have supported us with prayer and finances at all, but especially the last few months, Thank you so much! We appreciate everyone's love, prayers, encouraging notes and cards, and support.

Our suitcases are not packed yet, but we are ready to take the next step of our journey through this life. We are making progress each day to get ready to go. On tomorrow's agenda...have lunch with a friend and get ready for a weekend with the youth of our church at their "Impact Weekend" retreat! We get to be the leaders for the Senior class, an awesome bunch of young adults.

Till Next Time...

Here are the girls enjoying shaving cream.

Donovan was not interested in getting the shaving cream on himself so...
he just watched the girls.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Preparing to make preparations for our journey...

With the days counting down and the time for making lists and checking things off upon me I find myself excited and overwhelmed. We arrived back in Florida today. This begins three weeks of making lists, weeding through stuff, having a yard sale, purchasing, packing, making plans, hanging out, being leaders for a youth retreat weekend, visiting, attending a wedding, and much more! That seems like a reasonable amount of stuff to do, right? After a good night sleep I think I will be ready to attack the "to do" lists.

I have been told a few times lately that I am looking tired. I am definetely feeling tired in my body, but my spirit is energetic, joyful, and ready to get things done. My body will catch up eventually. God has been pouring out his love, encouragement, and blessings on me through His word, friends, family, and even strangers on the radio. I am sure of one thing...GOD! I don't know what tomorrow will hold, but I trust in the creator of everything. He is good and sovereign over all.

I do want to say to our family, churches, and friends back in Alabama..."A BIG THANK YOU!" We appreciate all the time we had with you and everything you have done to support us in the journey we are on. We love and miss you much.

As Always,