I have so many thoughts flying through my head & many, many items on lists that need to be checked off. I am leaving for China in less than a week, & will be meeting our daughter in 10 days. I am having a really hard time wrapping my head around this thought. Is it my mind's way of protecting my whole self from dissolving into a complete puddle of emotional mess? I don't know. I do know that there are things to do & a few arrangements yet to be made, so maybe it is best if the butterflies of anticipation stay at bay for now so that I don't come undone.
And in the midst of preparing to leave for China, Kaelee left this morning for SC where she will spend the next couple months student teaching. Kearsten is coming home on Sunday after being gone for the week. Kameryn turned 18 this past Sunday, which I have neglected to post about. I will tell you this: Kam had all kinds of ideas about how she was going to flex her 18-yr-old muscles, & in the end, her big, adult moment was coming home with a hamster that she purchased by herself. I love her.
Please pray for our family...that in all the comings & goings we are safe & healthy & that things run smoothly for Daddy while I am away. It is hard on this mama's heart to wish so much to be in two places at once. Please also continue praying for Kemeri. I can hardly wait to see her (it's been 6 months since we've seen pictures or gotten an update), but I also know she will probably not be nearly as excited to see me as I am to see her!