In less than one week, we’ll be in Venezuela, settling into our new home.
We’ve been hopping from place to place recently — training, trips, errands — that the days have rolled quickly by. Hence, no blog update for a little bit.
Since we’ve been basically all over this past month, the times with dear friends and family have been so sweet and special. However, there is the present reality of the ever increasing, “‘Wait, you haven’t left yet?”
But, that question kind of sums up this in-between time where you can so clearly feel the pull of leaving and excitement, along with the inevitable shift in relationships and sense of belonging. It’s strange being aware of the process of transition, understanding logically what it entails… But, to feel the emotions involved.
Speaking of emotions, we helped lead worship for our church this past weekend for the last time and were able to share a little more about our upcoming move and what we’ll be doing with our church family. What an honor!
Brandon and I have been an active part of this church for over the past 4.5 years, and have so loved growing and being a part of the awesome community. It is so bittersweet to say goodbye, but, to know that this is something that we get to take with us and enrich our time abroad.
This next week is full of curriculum and lesson planning, time with family, and practicing packing. You’re probably wondering why we have to “practice” packing… But, when you have a weight limit as to what you can take with you, packing priorities very clearly start emerging.
We will keep updating this blog with little tidbits here and there over the next week, but, we can’t believe how soon the departure date is arriving!