Don't know when I'll be back again.......(just a little John Denver for ya'!) This is probably my last blog in the good ol' U.S. of A. On Saturday morning at 11:25am we will board a plane that will begin the process of our new life adventure. We are taking a rather different route to our location by flying from Okc to Houston then onto Singapore via Moscow, yes Moscow,from Singapore we will fly to "Machiatto". Who would've thought that I would fly over the Atlantic to get to the Pacific!! Just another crazy chapter in this crazy life I am living!
We are saying our "see ya' laters"....... again. This time it's the real deal, the flights are booked and the bags are repacked! :) It's a strange thing leaving everyone because you know that things will change, people will change, and we will change and I wonder what it will be like to come back. I have lived long enough to know that once things change they don't ever go back, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is different. Something to ponder I guess.
We ask you to please be in prayer for us as we leave that we are patient with each other and the children, that we bring Light to all we meet, and that we make this transition as smooth as possible. They have warned us of culture shock and how it can bring out the ugly in you. Please know that we truly depend on your prayers. Also, the day after we learned of our flight date we received a call that Barry's mom has cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor so she knows what she faces but this time around we will not be here and that is going to be so hard for her and for us. We are praying for healing so we can be reunited with her when we return in three years. Barry has been busy helping make arrangements for her in the middle of our preparations please ask the CEO to give them both His strength and peace. Things get a little more complicated with her dementia and we want her to receive the best care.
I could write a book on all the crazy awful things that have happened to our family and our church since we have been back and yet I refuse to let the enemy have the victory or cause discouragement. Our company's leader said these things would happen, I don't know why we are shocked when they do, somehow we think "We'll be different!" How silly, we are going into the battlefield and we expect our enemy not to fight us? Thank goodness for the Manual that teaches us the truth and how to respond, I would be lost without it!
I will try to blog as soon as I can, wherever that may be, but until then........be strong and courageous always doing the right thing even when you don't feel like it so that the CEO will be honored.