The closer we get to our Saipan launch date, the more I begin to count big milestones by number of weeks. This helps make these events more tangible, and also makes them a little scary! This is my life, in a matter of weeks:
3 Weeks left at my current job
4 Weeks left until we go on full mission support
4 Weeks until we *hopefully* find out Saipan Baby's gender (Make your guesses now!) ;0)
(Less than) 5 Weeks until we (Emilia included) leave for a month-long Cultural Training course in North Carolina
8 Weeks until our Commissioning Service at Skyline Church
9 Weeks until the General Baptist Missions & Ministry Summit in Springfield, MO
10 Weeks until we say Goodbye to everyone and everything we have ever known, board a plane (or three...) and say Hello to a whole new life God has planned for us!
24 Weeks to Saipan Baby's due date
Whew! Does that list make anyone besides me tired and a little anxious?? More tired than anxious. I Know God has this all under control, and I trust Him with everything.
It just doesn't seem possible that we are THIS CLOSE to leaving. Wasn't it just September when we were announcing the initial decision? How did so much time sneak by us? Crunch time is here and I feel under-prepared. It looks like it might be time to start making lists again...oh rats! ;-)