God does not want us to just sit and talk about our plans for a sweet forever. He does want us to have a vision and a plan because where there is no vision the people perish. (It says that somewhere in Proverbs and if I were really spiritual, I would go find the text, but I'm not, so look it up yourself.) but now it's time to pack up and get going or to quote a favorite movie from the preschool crowd...it's time to move it, move it.
So I'm starting to move it...
I have a suitcase packed with too many clothes, hand sanitizer and shoes. And I've got crayons, oh my word have I got crayons...THANKS FOR THE CRAYONS!
I have a list of all the things that I need to remember to take like my passport and yellow fever card. (Please note before you travel internationally, it is impossible not to have
I've taken every live virus that medical experts say is needed.
First malaria pill will be taken today.
I've got fun friends to travel with.
But the greatest movement is happening in my heart...
A heart that is being prepared to love on the least of these and know that I don't have the answer to solve the problems in their world. I like to fix broken things, and I have resolved that I can't fix Africa in 10 days:) I'm just to be the hands and feet of Jesus for a few days.
A heart that is being prepared to be oceans apart from my family.
A heart that is being prepared to give up my plan for His plan...for my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways, saith the Lord....again, you'll have to look that up somewhere in Isaiah.
Those who know me well, know that my brand of anxious is different. My anxious looks like this...
Is it time to go yet?
Can we get this show on the road?
I may or may not sometimes sit out on the porch waiting for someone to pick me up.
I also have been known to call someone and say could you come get me right now because I'm tired of waiting for you to come pick me up.
That's how I roll. So tomorrow is the big day and don't call the authorities if you see someone sitting in their driveway at 5 a.m. in a snuggie blanket. I'm just sitting there waiting for the Harry King carpool van to pick me up and take me to the airport. We originally all planned for our husbands to take us but with all the airline drama from the last few days, we now have to be at the airport extra early so we decided it would be best for our kids not to have to get up at 5 a.m.:) So Alicia's sweet dad is going to pick us all up at 5:30 a.m.
The planning has been fun but it's time to get the show on the road.
See ya in Africa! Yes, there might be some blog updates along the way. We'll see.