Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flyin’ and thrivin’

I’m catching a jet plane tomorrow. Anyone up at 4 a.m., give me a shout out. I’m sure I’ll be bored in the airport.

For the first time since I signed up for this national conference six months ago, I’m actually excited. I’m spending the night with a friend who lives five miles from the airport, which means I get to sleep much later than anticipated. YEA! Also, my coworker, who is arriving later with her family for the conference, told me that she was going to take me to the Alamo and even would drive me to the airport so I don’t have to pay taxi fare. DOUBLE YEA!

God continues to answer prayers. I was so anxious about this trip, but now that I have my boarding pass and have twice confirmed my hotel reservations AND ensured that my dad will call me tomorrow at 5 a.m. to make sure I’m at the airport and didn’t oversleep, I’m feeling more confident. All I need now is a super early check-in time, and I am good to go.

Also, I cannot say enough about how awesome my church family is. Awesome with a capital A. Friends are supporting us, praying for us, ministering to us. Sorry – I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but my sweet husband is having some health-related issues. We’re going to see a specialist May 5 (which I’m pretty ticked about how far away it is, but I’m learning to deal with it, as I cannot change it), but anyone from our church who reads this blog…THANK YOU. Thank you to my church family, to my friends who are praying and comforting, to everyone.

I am so blessed. I was blessed to have all of you, even those whom I’ve never met before, when Betty was in Chicago undergoing chemo and radiation, and I am blessed now. God is being glorified, even though we are living in uncertainty, even though we don’t know what the future holds. God is above all, and I want to magnify Him in all that I do. Kyle and I have been teaching in Sunday School to turn worry into worship, and that’s what I want to do. Worship, not worry. Praise, not be anxious.

This trip is going to be an adventure. AND, even better, I get to come home and spend a lazy Saturday with the love of my life

and the sweet Chihuahua, Voo.

 And Sunday is Easter, a day of celebration in general, and my parents and grandmother are coming to hear Kyle play in church and to celebrate with us.  

God is so good!!


Brooke said...

prayers for travel mercies as well as his healthy issues.

Tara said...

Kenneth posted one of your quotes from Sunday school on FB the other day. :)

Still praying for KRob. I know May seems like a long way away. We were the same the first time I was scheduled to see a cardio-vasc doc after my first hospitalization - it was like a month later! I was like, "Come on, people, this is my health we're talking about!" Thankfully the Lord is not bound by men or time, and I'm believing that His power will not be affected by man's schedules.

I miss you! We may be coming up Memorial Day weekend. If so, coffee?

Mari said...

I'll be praying your travel goes well and also for your sweet hubby!

Ashley said...

Just wanted to let you know that we're praying for you guys. I hope your trip goes smoothly and I hope you get the answers you need sooner rather than later. Take care of yourselves!

misti said...

Have fun on the trip! Pey says hi!