The goodbyes are finally over. The trip is halfway over. It’s still really surreal. I sit here in the spare room of my brother’s house, staring at our carry-ons, watching my husband do…nothing, and just wonder what in the world our life will look like in just one week?
Goodbyes were rough on Sunday and then again on Tuesday. But, it felt good to just let it out and get it over with. We had quite a few stops to make on the way out of PA on Tuesday and that helped kind of push it out of our thoughts for awhile. But, by evening, it all came flooding back. I’ve found that the more tired I get, the more prone I am to tears and nervous thoughts. I find myself praying Phil. 4:8-9 pretty frequently. I just so desire that “peace that passes all understanding” and the Lord has truly given it to not just me, but my husband as well. I know we will miss life “as we know it”, but there is just so much to look forward to, it kind of gets pushed aside. Ask me in a few months if that sentiment is still there, though. We shall see.
So, we’re with my brother and his wife. This is actually the first time ever that we have spent time together without my parents, even just my brother and I, since we were in college. Brian and Shawn don’t know each real well; Britany has only been in the family for a year, so this is an interesting experience! It’s good kind of getting to know my brother as adults. It’s almost like starting over. We have memories of each other’s personality and character traits (or flaws) that just aren’t true of us anymore. It’s nice seeing my big, protective brother get along with my favorite husband, though. 🙂 And I’m sure loving getting to know my younger sister (in-law).
We leave early tomorrow morning for Clearwater where we’ll spend a few days vacationing. Enjoying the beach. The warmth. The sun. Ahhh I can’ t wait! And then comes D-Day. Airport Day. The End of the Beginning.
Oh, pray for us. What in the world are we getting ourselves into??