Wow! I can't believe it. Someone pinch me please. So it looks like the final count will be 7 suitcases and 3 carry-ons. I will not let one precious gift go through a checked suitcase. It must get there. I have spent too many hours on it and it is so special to me.
So today will be spent wrapping up some last minute checklist items and CLEANING the house. I know - cleaning before departing is so crazy. Why, oh why are women hard wired like that? My brother is staying here, so it isn't like it won't be lived in for the time we are gone. I don't know - it's like it brings closure to one time frame and opens your mind to a new. Is anyone else like this? Or am I just strange? Okay - don't answer that last question.
So it looks like we will be getting out of dodge (AKA DTW) before a storm hits. This is good news. If you would like a prayer request for your prayer closet - Please pray for the weather to be tranquil upon our return as well. (Also that the storm holds off for our Ecuador Mission Team to land safely at DTW later tomorrow.)
I don't know if you all know this but I really hate flying. A LOT! I know all the stats so please don't go there. Flying is just stressful for me. I am locked in a glorified tin can at 35000 ft with a bunch of strangers and two strangers controlling the whole mess. For a minor control freak this is a stressful situation. I also can't sleep sitting upright. This presents another challenge in our journey as we will be in a plane for a long, long, long, long, long time. So would you pray that God would bring a peace over me and allow me some rest. I am not a nice person without sleep. Ask anyone who knows me! They can confirm this. Thx.