Almost there….

Thanks so much to everyone for all your kind words, prayers and support…  Its such a blessing to have so many people that care about us!

Well yesterday was challenging… to say the least.  Having returned from the youth retreat I (and Dave, Alley & Zack) were all running on about 3hrs sleep Friday night… 4hrs Saturday and Zero on Sunday.  I figured I could sleep on planes and in the airport between connections.  Well apparently not haha….  Without bothering with every detail of our horrific day yesterday suffice it to say in summary… it sucked!  haha…   3 airports, 3 missed flights, 1 lost bag…. sleeping on the floor of various airports etc.   Crazy day…  It took us from 1am until 11pm last night to get to Atlanta but we truly felt awesome to actually get there.

There is something about travelling that brings out the best and worst in people.  Especially when there are problems.  Yesterday was awful and yet we made the best of it.  I am filled with a pride in my kids.  Wow, this could have been a disaster of epic proportions travelling with kids but they were patient, courteous and just all around great.  We all ran yesterday on no sleep and again Im struck with the feeling that it has brought the 7 of us together even closer than before.   I truly feel that this trip is going to be amazing beyond our wildest imaginations.

So… Im writing this from the floor of yet another airport… my flight to Guatemala city is boarding in 10 minutes.  We will be spending the day & night in Guatemala city while we wait for Ted and the Students to arrive tomorrow so we can all head to camp together.  Exciting!!!   Zack said something to me yesterday… after Delta airlines in Detroit had a computer glitch with our rebooked flight from Buffalo that made us miss yet another flight…. He said,  “Its like God is testing us to see just how bad we want this…. “….  You know what?  Yesterday watching Zack, my family, Dave, Alley and myself I realized…. we want this… and we want this, bad!    God Bless!

About ritadoppenberg

I am a wife, mom, missionary.... generally a human being who along with God, my family, friends and Commission to Every Nation (CTEN) Canada, seek to "Be The Change"...

Posted on February 16, 2010, in Guatemala Missionary, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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