My thoughts are completely scrambled right now. Perfect time to write a blog post, yeah? Stream of consciousness…..GO:
We are steadily working toward Africa, and working with Samaritan Village from here as we go. Right now this mostly looks like getting our house ready to sell and trying to get it on the market for some short period of time before the baby gets here. After that I figure it will be a couple months (or years. seriously.) before I can keep the house remotely clean enough for showings.
We’re having a bathroom put in – which became an obviously mandatory step in selling our house. It should be done mid-March and then we’ll list the house for a month or so. We’ll call our agent when I go into labor to let him know to pull the house. Not really – we’ll pull it before then, but every second counts, right?
So we are moving steadily. Slowly, but steadily. Which is a good thing. Have I mentioned that God has given me the heart of a doer? When I’m passionate about something, I have enough get up and go to force a freight train into motion. God is teaching me about waiting and patience. This is a good lesson for me.
It’s very easy for me to get discouraged and down (i.e. overly emotional) when we run into speed bumps with Samaritan Village. It actually just occurred to me that it could have something to do with pregnancy hormones. I like to act like they don’t exist, but evidence definitely leans to the contrary. Post pregnancy I get reallly whacked out on hormones, so it’s not likely to get better any time soon. Of course post pregnancy I’m a much more ‘random happy tears’ version of myself – which usually can only be a good thing.
God is teaching me a lot about the difference between finding my peace in my emotions vs. finding my peace in Him. He’s much more stable. Definitely the way to go.
God has been faithful to continue to smooth said speed bumps and open doors for our work with Samaritan Village. Brian is working diligently right now on the organization’s structure to prepare if for growth and better efficiency. He insists I’m needed in this – something about balancing him out – but he has a great business mind (bragging on my husband. that’s allowed.) and right now I’m mostly just cheering him on. I feel like I will be of most use once we get to Africa.
Which is another thing God is teaching me. I am a micro-level person. I am very hands on. I am a social worker through and through. I cannot wait to get to Arusha and wrap my arms around those kiddos.
God is teaching me so much through this journey. SO much. Unfortunately I have baby brain to the max, and I cannot verbalize or put into text anything that flows for more than two paragraphs. I’ll try to do a better job in the future though. Till then, God is good. All the time.