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Thursday, April 14, 2011

And the Pressure Mounts...

This week I've been feeling my anxiety rise steadily each day. It started on Monday. That's the day that I realized in the entire month of May I will be home 4 or 5 days.

I know, right?

There are two trips being planned simultaneously. On April 30th I leave for the tiny village of Kostanjica, in the Republic of Srbska. (and no, it's not missing any vowels!) There is a lot of work to be done there, and much preparation to be done here before we even leave. (And SHOPPING! Hello! I've done a little bit but I'm still in need of an outfit for a particular event. ) It's funny though, I feel like I haven't really done much to contribute to the preparations of this trip. Then I was reminded of all the things I HAVE done. I guess I just needed to realize that just because I ENJOY doing something, doesn't mean it's not work! LOL I do have to say, every single day the details of this trip that fall into place amaze each of us on the team. How He is working to put it all together.....I just can't even explain it all!

I will arrive home on May 9th, and the 14th we will leave for Philadelphia for Axel's surgery. Today all our flights were booked for both trips were booked. Our house sitter is in place, and the final details being arranged. Surgery Day is coming. I'm anxious and sick to my stomach all at once. I'm also a little bit excited. We'll have one day to spend together as a family, with good friends from the DS community who we've wanted to see for a very long time. It is time our family needs right now before our lives are focused on helping Axel heal.

Tomorrow I'll try to update about Axel's school issues. "Interesting" is a good word.

Oh! And, just for kicks, we've just finished updating our homestudy. You know...just in case.

1 comment:

Lisa Riley said...

Can we say "frequent flyer miles"? LOL Remember that God never ever gives us more than we can handle...and miracles await around corners. If things are falling into place, His hands are all over it!

Travel safe, and God speed!
Lisa
www.rileysinguatemala.blogspot.com