That email is the beginning of the very end, my friends! The end of laying awake at night wondering when the next step will be finished. Or when the next step will begin. I will be praying that passport through (because I know we aren’t done until we are on that plane for Canada!). And then begins the next chapter in our lives.
I have purchased tickets for us to fly to Haiti. Our family day (otherwise known as “gotcha day”, but I’m not fond of that term) will be August 1st! Everything seems to be falling into place beautifully, and while I wish in some ways that we were climbing on that plane tomorrow, I am also thankful for the time to finish preparing, catch up with friends whom I won’t see for awhile, and pack. I’m thankful that it isn’t a mad rush to get ready and super stressful that way. I thought it would drive me crazy to have to wait the 2.5 weeks to fly out, but I really feel so much peace.Just having a date. Just knowing that the end of the wait is in sight.
It was fun to tell Amara her sister is REALLY coming home! She jumped up and down and squealed with delight. We got to tell Kylar the news when we picked him up from his week at Bible Camp. He was so relieved, and excited to know we are done with the waiting and wondering.
Meanwhile, Amara has been pushing limits like never before. Kylar is feeling very out of sorts and wondering if this means we will never have time for him again… they are both so happy, but feel the change coming. I am trying to soak in every day of life as we know it, and balance that with my to-do list that grows every day we get closer to leaving.
God is putting some huge blessings in place for this trip. I really can’t get over how so many details are coming together that I couldn’t even have imagined. I will share soon. God is proving again, how He is the Redeemer of our lives.