That’s it. I am officially preparing for it! Hell. Or is it hell? Lowercase H? Or am I even allowed to write that word on my blog? You know…as a pastor’s wife.
Hmmm. Good question. Should I have written H-E-double hockey sticks?
But it’s true. I am officially preparing for it.
Did you know that I have already lived through it?!
It’s called an Arizona summer.
And, yep. I am definitely preparing for it.
Glad it won’t last an eternity, even though it seems like it.
June 22nd I will escape Hell (hell) and hop on a jet plane…flying back to Poland. For good. And good means as long as God directs us to remain.
Feelings. Well, they are up. They are down. Ultimately, however, they are peaceful.
Will I be sad? More than words.
Will I miss my family? More than words.
Will I survive? Barely. And that’s where God will have to definitely step in and help me change a few diapers.
Okay. Okay. He’s not in the business of changing diapers—but he is in the business of being our steadfast. Our constant. Our steady.
And so I will survive. With great joy. Because I am very excited to return.
That does not cancel out my feelings of sadness. I love Arizona. I love my family. I love the United States.
But I love God more. And right now, during this season in our life, we have been gifted the privilege of living in Poland. Of working in Poland. In seeing people around the world make a difference in the lives of thousands of others.
That is awesome.
And I was just kidding about Arizona being hell. Or was I?!
To sign off until you see me on the other side of the world, I will leave you with a link to a blog posting by author, speaker, and life coach, Lisa Skabrat, as she wrote a post about a brave young man and his fight. In it, she made a very loving reference to our daughter Adelyne’s spirit of strength. Please take a moment to click and read it.
It helped me remember: Although we are scared, with God we can be brave. And Fly a Little Higher!
Until you see me on the other side of the pond, I wish all of your crazies out there well (I’ll stop by to update the Top 10 at the end of May).
In the meantime, a big American hug and 3 Polish kisses thrown in for good measure. Or, as my husband would say, 3 Polish kisses just for fun. After all, who doesn’t like kissing hot babes?!
Before I leave, remember to click and take a read: When Life Demands to See What You’re Made Of (Adelyne is written about in this article)
See you soon…On the other side!