Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Slowly, slowly.

Slow has never really been my speed.  I prefer to Get Things Done; quickly.  I like (really- I enjoy it) making a list every morning and checking the tasks off as I move through the day.  But,  God's to-do list doesn't always fit with mine, and slowly, I am learning that this is more than ok.  It is Good.

It's been 15 months since the earthquake in Haiti.  Just a few days less since I felt God calling me to redirect our lives dramatically.   On my life's list, 'Move to Haiti' was supposed to be checked off months ago.   Yet, here I am sitting in my living room.  And, as much as my entire being longs to be in Haiti, I wouldn't have it any other way. 

These last several months have been filled with education, opportunity, and experience that will surely help our mission in Haiti to be far more successful than it would have been otherwise.  Additionally, we have formed relationships that have enriched our lives and our faith in unimaginable ways.  It has been a wonderful adventure.

But, I can feel the wind starting to shift. I feel as if the time to move to Haiti is finally drawing near.   I am excited, and of course scared.  Things are starting to fall into place- as they can only do when God is leading the way.  Right now, Chris is in Port-au-Prince, learning about the work and needs of a potential partner. 

In one month, I will be traveling to Haiti to lead a 5 day vision trip.  I love getting to experience Haiti for the first time with someone, and on this trip I get to share that with a very special person- my daughter.  I can't wait to see her in Haiti; see her on her first mission trip.  She's looking forward to it:

Slowly, slowly, we are making our way to Haiti.  The path is longer than we thought it would be, but well worth it.