Thursday, February 12, 2009

Working Vacation

The past two months have gone by in a flash. The holidays few by, I've been incredibly busy at work, and I volunteered to help with a large project at church in my off hours. It's hard to believe it's the middle of February already. Where did the last two months go? I think it's time to slow down and take a much-needed vacation. Thank goodness we have one planned for next week.

Pastor Chad sent out an email to a couple church members back in early January regarding an upcoming mission trip. I've always felt compelled to share our blessings with others, and recently, I felt like we just weren't doing enough. Hearing stories from people who have spent a year in Nicaragua or a semester in Honduras sparked something in me. They came back changed- more mature, more worldly. I didn't feel as though I could pick up and move my life for several months to a year, so that got pushed to the back of my mind for a while. Thankfully, PC changed those plans on January 5. Justin and I decided to go to Haiti for a week long mission trip.

Emotions I've experienced since saying yes: nervous, elated, scared (there are tarantulas and 6 inch long cockroaches down there!), proud, excited and impatient. Now, a week before we leave, I'm finally ready. We purchased our DEET and toilet paper, gathered together our sheets and towels, and stocked up on batteries for my camera. I just need to work on my Creole a bit before we leave, and I'll be ready to go.

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