Friday, July 4, 2008

Here Today Ghana Tomorrow!!

Hey Everybody,

Well, it's midnight, and we are leaving tomorrow. I should be asleep. But alas, I am not. My living room is filled with suitcases and carry ons. My brain is even more filled with... everything.

When I've watched others get to this point, I've envied them there excitement and joy. Now, here we are. It is our turn. While I do have excitement and joy (when I have 2 seconds to think about it), my primary emotion is stress. Now, I'm not sure that stress is an emotion. But I'm sure feeling it. I just can't believe that everything is going to work out, that we are REALLY going to meet them. So my mind worries about all of the details, the packing, what to wear, how to carry it, did we bring enough, too much, and the paperwork. Whoa Nelly, the paperwork. Putting that together was way worse than the Dossier. Lots more riding on this puppy!
But, we are 95% ready to go. We have our I600 paperwork ready, we have our I864 paperwork ready. We have the donations ready, we have passports and visas ready, we have money, we have Edward picking us up, and a place to stay. The rest is all details. Because people, we will be touching down in Ghana, the birthplace of our children, breathing the same air, smelling the same smells, seeing the same sky as our 4 blessings... in 28 hours. How amazing is that? How remarkably blessed are we all, that God has allowed us to play a part in this miracle? It is humbling and simply awe inspiring. For truly:

No eye has seen,
No ear has heard,
No mind can conceive,
What God has planned,
for those that love Him.

We surely could not have imagined the path our lives would take. So very cool. So. very. cool.

Thank you everybody for all of your support, love, and well wishes. We couldn't have done this without you!!!

Going To Ghana!!!


Amalama said...

Thinking of you and praying for you... can't wait to hear all about it when you get home! Those first hugs will be amazing, I'm sure! :)


Lauren said...

Cannot imagine what must be running through your head! This passage immediately popped into my head this morning when I read your post.

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be know to all men. The Lord is near. Be axious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." (Phil. 4:4-9)

I know it is a long passage, but I thought it might give you some peace and encouragement.

Praying for you all...

Brandi said...

Yeah! Thinking of you and praying this morning. . .blog soon!!!


Anonymous said...

you've got to call the sister you left out of the trip as soon as you get back!!!