Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I've washed, folded and repacked five loads of laundry, cleaned out and reorganized the car and truck, and got everything ready for tomorrow morning (...my blog is posting as Wednesday but it's still Tuesday where I am) - when we'll depart for our final destination and begin the new life God has set before us. Although we've been in the military before, we really have no idea what to expect tomorrow. I know we will live in a hotel off Post until the 14th and will move on Post to a hotel (unless housing on Post is ready...which I'm praying fervently about!). If housing isn't ready we'll either continue to stay in the hotel or rent an apartment off Post for a while. Whatever we have to do is fine with me...I'm just happy we're together!!

My husband will sign in and begin in-processing, and the twins and I will look into school and remain flexible and supportive until we get this whole thing figured out. We've talked a lot about the fact that we still can't believe we are actually doing this. I know my husband has a lot going through his mind right now and I'm praying all the time for him. I don't have a doubt in my mind that God called us to do this and that he will be an amazing chaplain to the soldiers. I can't wait to see him in action!!

I really miss my older kids. We talk on the phone every day, but I miss being with them. I'm trying not to really think about it too much and am just counting the days until I see them in November. I'm so excited...on our drive here we decided to fly our son up for a week or two before he leaves for training, and we already bought tickets for our daughter to visit the week of Thanksgiving.

Several of our friends and family have emailed or called to encourage us this week. We really appreciate all the love, support and prayers. It's not easy to be thousands of miles away from those you love, but it's a great feeling to know you are being lifted up in prayer!


Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed taking this journey with you through your blog. Beautiful & awesome pictures!! I know God has great things in store for you & your family (1 Corinthians 2:9). ALL of you are in my prayers.
Love you, Kathy Williams

Paulette said...

Sorry I havent emailed as I wanted to give you time with your family, I didn't really want to bother you with emails but I certainly have been praying for ya'll and checking the blog. I will email after today when you are more at a stand still instead of you being to busy.
I know you are all excited.
Love ya'll.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying this. Mom

Laura said...

Mom - it worked! We're here and it is beautiful! The post is HUGE so we feel a little overwhelmed at the moment. Tomorrow we will explore!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your finally there. This week Ken was finished inprocessing and actually started chaplain type duties. (He is still figuring out what that involves) Your pictures were awesome. That is a beautiful part of the country. We're praying you will get a house on post so you will be close to the soldiers. Have a fun week exploring and getting lost on post! I sure did the first week. Andrea