Friday, August 15, 2008

Anything else?

So today was one of those days that the old meanie Satan decided to rear his head BIG!!!

We got word early this morning that there may be a reason medically to delay our trip.  Turns out E was put on meds for something about a month or so ago that weren't told to our agency and this issue could cause us to delay travel.

It was weird.  This morning I began to feel sick.  Like something was terribly wrong, I thought it was because I was going to miss my kids but I felt so overwhelmed with grief and was a bundle of nerves.  I could not relax.  I then realized it was this medical issue and about noon had to scramble to decide if we were going to travel as planned or not.

D and I prayed, talked about it and decided that if we could get some paperwork together today, after noon on a Friday that we were going regardless. 

So to the phone I went. I made about 2 dozen phone calls and received about that many.  God set all the things we needed in order and we have the paperwork. 

So... we leave Sunday as planned.  We may have to stay an additional week, which will stink HUGE but we are giving it to Him.

As soon as we made the decision that we were going to go ahead with the travel as planned, and had the paperwork together I have been at peace.

I am still going to miss my kids HUGE, but I know that there are so many reasons we are supposed to leave now and we never would have been able to get that paperwork together if this weren't what we are to do.

I tell you what though, it's been a
D received a devotion today that spoke about hurdles and that when we are given hurdles in life we are supposed to step over them.
So we are stepping over... and preparing for rain Cindy!


Andrea said...

Yeah you poor thing, Satan is testing it big times with your family. So glad you didn't let him get a foothold and showed that meanie that our God is in control. Hopefully when you are in ET, a little miracle will happen in return so you can still come home as scheduled. I will be praying for you.

Cindy said...

You made me smile Andrea - yes...the rain. Oh my friend, I will miss you every day that you are gone. I will be praying for you every single day.
God is good - He has brought you this far, He will bring you to Ethiopia and home again soon with your son in your arms.
I love you.

Laurie Shertzer said...

It's like stepping over and out of the boat and into the hands of Jesus....He will guide you and keep you at peace and stregthened. keep those eyes focused on Him. my love and prayers are with you daily

Leslie said...

Praying for you and your sweet boy!!