Well, I just got done packing up the remainder of things to bring for the women (chocolate), Betty & her baby, and all the volunteers (lots of goodies and Thanksgiving treats). I had to take out some stuff and did a lot of weighing and reweighing, but I think I am done - about .4 over on both, but hoping for a nice check-in person!
Can't believe it's happening - it came on so sudden (in less than a week). So I am a little freaked out. It'll be my first time traveling alone too! And since Dave and I have been together for 11 years, it is weird not to be sharing a memory and trip with him! But I am so thankful for his loving and selfless heart in suggesting, arranging, and encouraging me to do this! I have one amazing husband. He'll be with our two kids for 3 weeks and running the organization without the "office manager." But he will be great - he is an awesome dad and there are so many of our amazing friends that will help out too.
Very hard to say goodbye to the kids this morning, but I know once I get there and the time is purposeful, it will be worth all the heartache. Plus I got Asher's blessing on Friday when out of the blue he said: "mom, it's okay if you go to Africa and see the Suubi women and get necklaces. That's okay." He's one special 4-year-old (well, almost 4). And Jadyn doesn't quite understand, but I know it will be hard for her and even though her enormous amounts of energy drive and stubbornness me crazy most times, I know I'll miss her dearly too!
So off to the airport in the morning...a journey awaits me. And I am excited to see how it unfolds! Thanks for your support, love, & prayers!