Saturday, August 16, 2008
So, there we were. We had been packing for an entire week, had been up until 2:00 AM several nights, were preparing to hand over our house to renters in just a few hours, and loading up to move our family to training for 8 weeks and then to Iceland. Annie and I were both exhausted and exhaustion really does things to your mind and body. Annie had been acting a little wierd the past few days and I could only remember her acting this way two other times. As the moment of transition was drawing closer she was reclining in the front yard and I thought, "I'm just going to ask her," "Are you pregnant?" The reply was no calm to my already disordered mind and heart, "I don't want to talk about it." I had been looking forward to the day. It was supposed to be the day when all the hard work and stress of packing and moving was over and we took our loaded car and settled in to a little apartment for the next two months. It was not. The entire ride to training I was thinking, "What are we going to do?" The entire first week I was thinking, "What are we going to do?" Every conversation was like a thin film of distraction over the real conversation I was having with God in my heart. Whew! What a first week! As I said, exhaustion and stress will do things to your mind and body. Were not pregnant, but we sure thought so and God gave us the chance to reckon with our own issues of trusting His sovereignty and timing in our lives and I'm thankful for the test, even if it was only a test. The second week was a little easier.
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