Really and truly, we are doing this crazy thing of uprooting our family from the home they were born in, from the town my husband and I grew up in, away from our extended families. We are DOING IT!!!
The official invite came yesterday and hubby came home and emailed his response and the info they requested. Paperwork including salary numbers to come in a few weeks. People in the FS say how this life is a big waiting game, and boy is it! There’s always something new, unexpected, or expectantly hoped for around the corner. I think I might be getting a little of the kind of adrenaline rush I get from playing a really fun game– always wondering what will happen next….
How do I feel you might be wondering? (or, maybe you’re not, but you can indulge me anyway.) I feel GREAT! I feel excited and hopeful and like we’re just where God wants us to be. Trusting, Living. Putting ourselves out there. And while I have immensely appreciated the opportunity I’ve had to cull and nurture our family here, I can see that this is the life we’re meant for.
I remember my first trip abroad to visit my grandparents who were living in Norway at the time (my Grandpa worked in the oil industry). I was twelve at the time and my sister and I were to fly without parents and spend the summer there. My parents were worried about us going because when we got to the airport we learned that there was a strike where we had to change planes, and it was possible that we wouldn’t be able to fly in at the time, or location, or maybe we’d have to take a train. Did I mention my sister is 5 years younger than me? So, they asked us what we wanted to do. I wanted to go- no questions, no problem. I knew with the surety of youth that God would take care of us and it would be fine. And it was. And I had a fantastic summer adventure, made friends who I kept for years, grew to know something about the world which to this day remains indefinable. I experienced that kind of comraderie that exists between people from any background, simply because they are people.
Couple that summer with our four years serving overseas in Japan and Italy while Travis was a sailor and you have a chunk of the reason why I am so excited!!!!