I feel like we are wading through so much 'stuff' right now. There is just a TON going on each day and the list only grows longer. I am in Charlotte right now for a visit with my family to celebrate my mom's birthday and visit with my cousin who is here from California. As I am here, I am having the realization that as I go back to Raleigh tomorrow the next 3 weeks are going to be INSANE as we prepare to leave for Africa. Right now it's the middle of the night and I should be sleeping but my head spins with things to do and people to see. My problem is that I want to do it ALL and see EVERYONE, but I have to find a peace with only accomplishing what I can and am called to do each day. I desperately want all of our friends and family to know that they are loved by us and that we are deeply grateful for their support in this journey, but I can't spend time with each person sharing our hearts. For now, even in the midst of it all, I still have a great peace of what is ahead. Our lives in South Africa are mostly yet to be seen and discovered but I know God has made a way ahead and can't wait to see what He has in store. We are in touch almost daily with different people there already and plan to allow the first month of our time there for moving in, settling, and some rest in the transition. But tomorrow, and for the next 3 weeks, Casey and I will just hold on tight as we fly through this precious time here at home. My prayer is that God will order our steps each day and that we will see His hand in each of those moments.
Thanks for the love and prayers,