Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Week of Goodbyes

Well, friends, the time has come.

In exactly six days, my little family of 3.5 will be loading our only earthly belongings into the back of a midsized SUV and heading towards the local airport.

Visas came in last Friday morning. Tickets were purchased Friday afternoon and confirmed today.

Each day since Friday has been an emotional roller coaster... at least for family and friends. Brandon and I have been fairly steady, emotionally speaking. Of course we will miss our loved ones and the familiarity of our home, but we know why we're going and what awaits us there. I know Who is sending us and that ultimately, it's for His glory.

So we smile politely and hug appropriately as those closest to us tell us how they are feeling about the whole thing.

I am about to go visit my grandparents for the last time before we leave. This one could be hard.

But it's all part of the process, I suppose. In order to move into God's new territory, we must leave the old.

So here's to a week of goodbyes.

I promise to have LOTS more updates/pictures/movies/etc. once we arrive in Korea.



superstarr said...

I love ya, I love ya, I really do!!!

Becca and Adam said...

So exciting! I will remember you in my prayers this week!

Debbie said...

God bless you two as you are obedient to the Lord's call. I can't wait to hear your blogging after you move! Y'alls faith is truly inspirational!

Kathryn said...

I am so, so, so proud of you guys. Wow! God is going to honor your sacrifice in amazing ways and your lives are going to be radically shaped in ways you never dreamed. I'm so exited for you. Hang on to your hats and great attitudes, it's going to be a thrilling ride!

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