Monday, June 11, 2012

my day off

Today was quite the mixture of things...

First - camp out of sorts in our son's living room Sunday night which allowed us to work all evening and into the wee hours of the morning on his new house.  5 hours later the alarm announced it was time to get up much to our disappointment!

Following a quick trip to Lowe's and McDonalds - it was back to work we went.  My assignment, to remove 5 distinct layers of flooring in the current kitchen - soon to become an elegant 'sitting room', so that the current kitchen can be relocated in the former dining room...oh well, you get the idea - everything is shifting!  At 4:30 we called it quits and began to make our way to the car because we were supposed to be at a suitcase packing party at Crossroads by 7:00.  An hour later (delayed by a few last project details) we drove toward home!

Needless to say, we were late to the packing party - but arrived with plenty yet to do!

How exciting to watch as everyone worked to make sure every orphan would be getting and even amount of gifts!  I cannot wait to see the look on their faces when they open up all that the generous gifts that their Crossroads parents selected just for them!

With suitcases packed and organized, we each stood next to our assigned 'extra' 50 lb bag just to make sure everyone was clear on what they were responsible to get through the airport - checked in and safely to the hotel in Cambodia!  My husband and I had 3 - 50 lb bags with our names on them.  This was due to the fact that Ron assured the leaders that we could fit everything we were taking in just one 50 lb bag...  This is yet to be seen because I honestly think I have 50 lbs of just candy laying at home waiting to be packed, let alone my personal belongings!  We will see!!

Now after an exhausting 2 days I must sleep in preparation for our trip.  Please pray for all of us as we travel to work with the orphans and participate in out-reaches in Cambodia that we pray bring new believers into the Kingdom of our Lord, brothers and sisters for eternity in another land!

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