In 5 more days we will get on our plane and start the next part of this crazy journey. People keep asking us if we’re ready to go and I don’t think we’ll ever really be ready….I’m leaving for 3 weeks, Philip is leaving for 6-8 and we’re leaving 3 of our kids on a different continent and going to meet a daughter we didn’t even know we had a few months ago. I don’t think we’ll be ready, but we’ll just keep going forward and God will get us through it.

We are continuing to get things as organized as possible on this end for the friends who will be caring for our children and for me when I return alone. We’ve tracked down travel sized things to keep our luggage as light as possible and plenty of movies for us and Grace to watch during all the travel. I thought we had our clothing all figured out until I read on another blog today that the weather is changing quickly in Ukraine right now. It went from 90s last week to 60s today…and we have mainly summer clothes picked out for all 3 of us. So one of my tasks for this week is to try to figure out what to pack for a child whose size I don’t know and for everything from summer to winter weather. Guess we’ll be busy,huh?

I hope this doesn’t sound too ‘complainy.’ Yesterday I was very excited about going and today I’m a little more stressed knowing that everything has to come together very quickly and we’ll soon be leaving our kids here. Although I know they’ll miss us, I feel like the older 2 will be fine and stay very busy. But I can’t believe I’m about to leave my baby for this long and I tear up every time I think about it. I suppose this would be a good time to head back to Philippians 4 and remember all the blessings we have ahead of us….like time alone with Philip and finally getting to meet Grace!

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