Sunday, September 25, 2011

Still here...

Sheesh.  Almost a month since I last posted.  Sorry about that.  Life has been full and to be honest, I hate posting without pictures and seeing as our computer hasn't been letting me upload pictures to blogger lately (still trying to figure out why), I haven't felt motivated to write.

But.... I thought I'd just let you know that we are leaving for Thailand VERY soon!  Our flights have been booked and we're set to leave on October 13th!  Just over 2.5 weeks away!

People have been asking how we're feeling about this.  If I'm completely honest with you, I've never felt so torn in all my life.  We're feeling so ready to get going and are excited to get to Thailand.  But there are also a lot of TOUGH goodbyes that are to come first.  And lots of tough transitions ahead of us.
So... we're excited for departure but also grieving all of the incredible family and friends we're leaving behind.  Its actually kind of hard to put into words.

Anyway, we head into Vancouver tomorrow morning to drop off our visa paperwork at the Thai  consulate.  If you think of it, we'd appreciate your prayers.  We don't have a lot of time left to get this all sorted out so we'd covet your prayers for a speedy visa process with little to no hassle (preferably).

And I promise I'll try to have a more 'aesthetically pleasing' blog post next time around :)


Melissa Ens said...

Yep... TORN is a great way to put it. I've been wondering how in the world I'm going to get through the next 2 months - anticipating it's going to feel like getting my heart torn out. Some days I don't know how I'm going to live through it. But then I remember many others have survived and God's grace is enough. What we're doing in big, but God is bigger.

2.5 weeks. Wow. I almost don't even know how to pray for you except for strength and peace.

Love you guys!

Jen Glen said...

We bought our web cam today. Will let you know when I get around to figuring it out and setting it up.

Mel said...

Totally understanding your feelings. Agreed - it's simply hard to put into words. Hang in there...

Rick and Sandy said...

Jen, as a mother of a son that was and looking forward to missions in Japan again; I can assure you that you'll love chatting with your children and grandchildren while they are away. We skyped Karl on Saturday night, he chatted with us between his Sunday morning worship service and the lunch the congregation shared after the service. It was great; other than the time-lapse, it seemed like we were visiting with him at home. When he came home after 15 months overseas it felt like he'd never left. Yes, the initial goodbye at the airport is tough, but we are so thankful for technology today that gives us the opportunity to keep in touch with our children.

Bonnie, be sure to schedule a regular date night with your Mom; it's way too hard on us as parents.

We love you, Jon & Bonnie and Callie.
Uncle Rick & Auntie Sandy