Will you pray for us today?
I haven't slept much in the last few days.
I don't think I slept at all tonight. Up too late with last minute packing. Up too late spending time with my family we'll be leaving behind tomorrow. It's 3:15 and it's time to get dressed and ready to leave for the airport.
My brother, Jason, has been so kind to travel with me to help with the boys and luggage. He's in charge of getting 12 giant duffel bags through the airport. Normally this giant task would be nothing for my giant of a brother. However, he has hurt his back. He's strong and tough, so I know we'll make it. But he's in pain.
I'm totally exhausted. Moving and packing are always exhausting. I've been up late getting everything situated. I've been up late loving my friends...holding onto every last minute with them. It has caught up with me.
Please pray that God gives Jason strength and relief today.
Please pray that we get rest over the next few days in Haiti. If this happens, it will be a miracle. I have no idea what I'm walking into or how much work it will require to get the kids situated in the new house. It's loud and bright in Port-au-Prince. We're moving to the noise and the chaos from living in a quiet subdivision and then on a farm for the past two months. Day and night difference.
More than anything I want to be strong and able to love and serve our kids over the next few days as they see their new home for the first time.
Please pray God keeps us well in spite of lack of sleep and that we can physically do this airport thing today.
Please pray that the stuff we shipped about two weeks ago gets released from customs today.
Please pray that we walk in the strength that God provides...that we're patient and flexible.
I'm off to take a shower at 3:30 a.m. The weirdest!