For ANYONE who's talked to me recently, the topic of my stay here and when I'm leaving has been very up in the air. So many little details to consider, I want the timing to be JUST right. So I've hemmed and hawed and beaten around the bush a hundred times. Some days I say I'm leaving end of March, some days I say end of April, and often I say somewhere between the two.
This last week I made a last ditch effort to readjust plans with Mercy ships and make it to a friend's wedding in August. For an exultant 48 hours I thought I had it worked out perfectly. And then...
today I got a phonecall to tell me my new plan wouldn't work. Mercy ships have pretty strict (though totally fair) rules about Gateway and the field service afterwards.
In the first few moments I found it to be almost a crushing disappointment. But I've realized that now that I know once again what definitely can't happen, I also know what can. Does that make sense?
I know my departure date from the north will be the end of March. I know I want to spend time mostly in Manitoba, but also in BC and Alberta. I know that when I pack for Texas in June, I'll be packing for Africa as well. And I know that God is asking me to trust him in all this. That His timing is best.
So... I'd better get going on selling and packing. I've only got 5 weeks left!