The past four weeks have been some of the sweetest, hardest, most stressful, emotional and wonderful weeks of my life! Jeremy and I flew to Abilene at the beginning of December to say our good byes to family, friends and mentors that we love. It was a wonderful trip, and it was good to see Texas one more time before our two year African stay.
Something memorable that happened on my last visit to Abilene was sitting next to my best friend (that I have had since I was 14 years old) in the hospital watching her sweet grandfather and the greatest man she ever knew pass away. We had known this was coming for the past few years, and it ended up happening during the week I was there.
The rest of the month of December was filled with lots of great times with my family. I said good bye to my mom, my step dad and my brother on Christmas Day, which I probably would not recommend to do, but I was thankful for the time. My mom and step dad will be coming to see us this summer!
This week has been very strange for us as we pack up our lives in the U.S. and prepare ourselves for a different way of life. I felt so taken care of this morning and loved as we spent our last Sunday at East Brainerd, our supporting congregation. It was the best decision we made to move here in July and spend time with our supporters and family.
We leave for Zambia this Tuesday, Jan. 11th. I guess our next blog will come from Africa! Please keep us in your prayers and know we feel so blessed to be in the position we are in and are anxious to walk by faith more than ever.