We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
Update: We are still in the process of trying to get the house on the market; there were a few hiccups with the pricing of the house among other things but we seem to be on the upswing now. We will be meeting with our Realtor next week to sign papers, take pictures of the house, and really get the ball rolling. Chris has refinished the deck and it looks great, the dogs will be moving to my brother’s house this weekend (thank you Markie), the house and carpets will be cleaned (thanks to Groupon and Living Social), everything seems to be coming along nicely. Don’t get me wrong there is still a ton to do: sell the vehicles (if interested let me know), inventory the entire house, sell the house, visit friends and family, and the list goes on and on. I think the hardest part of the moving process is going to be picking up after Killian and Chris and always making sure the house is “show” ready when we leave for the day…. Men can be so messy.
Chris is in panic mode because his passport hasn’t come in yet. Here in lies the problem, if you don’t have your passport you can’t get Visas to other countries. We will be getting visas for China and India (which I am very excited about). We sent in all of our information for our passports and turns out Chris’ name is to long… so they sent us the form to fix it and we sent it back immediately but apparently, after we spoke to the passport people yesterday, we still have another 3 weeks. Hence his freaking out.
Thai language class is going really well. Last night Chris informs me, after his class, “well I know who the teacher’s pet is now.” I said “really who? O you mean me! What makes you think that? Did she tell you I was better than you again?” Chris says “something to the affect that you have learned a lot more than me.” Not going to lie but that makes me feel good that I am picking it up so quickly!
I am trying to wrap up all the projects that I am working on at work with the City and I am cranking it out, thank the Lord! I really want to do right by them there, I have enjoyed my time with the City, and I hate to leave. It is so nice to find a place/career where you want to go into work every day. Please continue to pray for us and that we will have smooth sailing with everything left to do before the big move.
I feel now, more than ever, that we are supposed to be in Thailand. The fear of the move and the unknown is starting to subside and excitement is setting in. I know God is calling us there for a higher purpose than we realize and I am so excited about the opportunity that this has become for my family. When I actually start to consider all of the places we will get to visit (China, India, Europe, Australia, Japan- just to name a few), sites we get to see, food we get to eat, and people we get to meet; I am so humbled that we were chosen to go on a adventure of a lifetime. I believe that my life is not my own but God’s to do with as he pleases. I gave my life back over to Him a few years ago and it has been a wild and amazing ride watching Him mold and shape me into the person I need to become to go on this journey and to become the Christian, mother, and wife that He calls me to be. This verse sums it up very nicely:
“I consider my life worth nothing to me, my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”