So many emotions when I hear 10 days.
- One is disbelief. There is such a difference when we are over there that it almost feels like a dream. Like I want to go but 10 days isn’t a reality. Only a dream.
- Two is scared. Sooooo much has to be done between now and then. The team needs to raise money, I need to pack (and pack and pack), what am I forgetting about…
- Three is I have too much to get done. When I see a list I get overwhelmed. I have to get it all done right now, no time to waste. I was horrible in college on the first day I always had a panic attack. The professor would give me the syllabus and I never thought I would complete the entire thing by the end of the semester. Inevitably I would have a break down but then I would get thru that and love the semester and pass with flying colors. This feels like the same thing. I need to remember to do one thing at a time.
- Forth is pure excitement, I CAN’T WAIT!!! These kids are the loves of my life (and I’m pretty sure I can speak for everyone on the team who has already been that this is the same for all). And, I can’t wait to see them again, hug them, and tell them how much they are loved. Even for just 1 week.
For the next 10 days please be praying for the emotions of the team. I still don’t know how we will all fully be prepared before we hop on the plane, but as my devotional said today, its not for me to understand:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6