Monday, January 14, 2008

Too Long!

Question- How do you know it's been too long since the last post?
Answer- When you can't even remember your login or password!

Sorry it's been so long! It's not that I haven't had an opportunity or encouragement, it's just that my brain ...heart ...has been on overload. For those of you who might not know, I didn't return to Thailand as planned on the 28th because Vanessa began experiencing pregnancy problems that indicated that our precious Jayde Lynn may be coming earlier than expected. Those problems now seem under control, but unfortunately Vanessa is currently fighting the fun under normal circumstances, but especially no fun while pregnant. The intial decision to delay my departure was a no brainer...but how long to stay has been a bit more challenging as Sam and I both were both at peace with the decision for me to return to Thailand and then come back to Texas shortly after the birth. I guess if I've learned anything this year, it's that plans really are made to be changed!

Consequently, my New's Year's resolution is to live in the moment more dependent on seeking God's purpose and pausing to experience his be flexible...striving to calm the chatter in my mind and to actively and expectantly listen to the Holy Spirit's direction after lifting my prayers to God.

Over the past 2 weeks, it has become clear that Vanessa, Sam, and I all need me to be positioned for a quick response....a 27 hour plane ride just doesn't qualify as quick!

So until Jayde Lynn arrives and Vanessa is comfortable in her new role as a mommy, this mommy will making her home in Corpus Christi with frequent visits to the best B&B's Katy has to offer :) I'll never be able to thank Tim and Terri, Steve and Sue, David and Phyllis, and Cecil and Cheryl enough for their gracious hospitality, loving encouragement, and total support. How blessed I am!

Honestly, I'll try to do a better job at keeping in touch, but just in case I continue to suffer from blogger's block, feel free to call my cell 832-248-5352. I'd love to visit.