Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shipping and Packing and Crates, Oh My!!

Well, you haven't heard from me in a while and that is because I have been a packing fool!! The crating company gave us another week to have all our items ready.

Good Idea....because Barry really needed the time to go through all of his files and books.

Bad Idea....it gave me more time to think and dwell and lose sleep over whether I had all we would need in a year.

I have given or thrown away a ridiculous amount of items and whittled our life down to about 50 boxes, two guitars, a keyboard and a hutch. It was painful at times my friends, but completely necessary and I have been given a great peace over leaving it behind.

We have had a couple of great things happen in the past few weeks. First, we had a prayer request answered for a need that we did not tell anyone about but just prayed and trusted God to meet it, and He did! Secondly, we were able to be the answer to a lady's prayer when we felt moved to give all my puppet ministry items to her family and we had no idea that it was something they were praying about. Amazing!

In the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to meet with some businesses who are going to be involved in supporting our work. The people have been so warm and encouraging which is a real blessings for us. We will visit a few more before we leave as those contacts are the backbone of what we will do.

Tomorrow they will get our crate ready and then we leave for the farm on Tuesday, January 20. We are driving so that we can go see Barry's mom on the way there and back, that will be a hard goodbye so we would appreciate your prayers.

Last but not least, well....kind of least, we all got our flu shots which were required to go to the farm and we had....NOT ONE TEAR!! Yippee! It went much better than the time when I took all four by myself to get their blood drawn! I think I was temporarily insane when I did that, it was awful! But we will have many more shots in the days ahead so hopefully it won't be so bad.........well, a girl can dream can't she?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Friends are friends forever, if the Lord's the Lord of them,....it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hand we know; that a lifetime's not too long, to live as friends" (Michael W. Smith)

God's blessings to ya'll :)
W/love and many prayers...
the Winklers