In seven day's I'm taking off to Rwanda with some dear friends. There are so many emotions going on in my head right now excitement, anxiousness, nervousness, anticipation the list goes on. I wish I could put into words how I'm feeling, I'll give it a shot.
Excitement...I have been desperately wanting to go to Africa for so so long..and it's happening. It honestly doesn't feel real at all. I don't even know when it will feel real..maybe when it's over? Who knows, but I am so excited. I get to meet the women who work with Noonday Collection in Rwanda..the women whose stories I've been sharing for almost a year..I am MEETING them. I know I'll cry when I do, probably bawl like a baby. They're so strong and their stories are so powerful..and I get to meet them. Ahh! Not only that, I'm getting the chance to visit the orphanage where my dear friends little guy once lived. Such an honor. I can't wait to see their reactions when they see pictures of the amazing little boy he's become.
We're going with Africa New Life, check out their website and poke around to see what they're doing, they have so many areas where they assist the people of their country. It really is an amazing ministry.
I'm anxious, I hate-no wait-loathe flying, and we're flying for a day and a half. Time to face my fears.
Nervousness- My hubby is traveling to Ecuador at the same time I'll be in Rwanda, we'll be all spread out over the globe, I think that's really cool, but I'm nervous to travel without him. We've had the opportunity to travel many times on missions trips and this will be the first time (well since we've been married) that we'll travel separately. I'm used to traveling with him..it's comfortable, but I need to be uncomfortable. I know we're both going to have some amazing stories to share with each other. If you're a praying person, can you pray for that for me? I'll love ya for it :)
Anticipation- This is will be closest I'll ever be to our children (besides when we go travel to meet them and bring them home). They are not from Rwanda, but other countries in Africa but it's way closer than Fairfield, California and for that I am so thankful. We'll kind of (kind of) even be in the same time zone. Gives me chills (sidenote: no, I'm not returning with either of our boys, I've had a few people ask if I'm going to get them and no, not yet :) but thanks for being excited for us anyway, I'm just excited to be closer in distance. I think it will bring a peace to my heart)
So that's it folks, 7 days and counting...