Wednesday, August 6, 2008

14-Hour Notice

I have a plane ticket! I will be leaving tonight Wednesday, August 6th, at 10:00 pm from Chicago heading east. Yesterday, I was given the green light to go, and Mike started looking for a ticket for me. The offices were already closed yesterday, but he let me know that he would try in the morning and explore possibilities. So I stayed up all night packing, not knowing when I would really be leaving, if it would be Wednesday, Thursday, or even later. I know most of you don't want to read this, but nothing was in a suitcase yet as of midnight last night. So I got in bed at 5 and was awakened by a phone call at 8. It was Mike letting me know a ticket was available. So I found out at 8 am that I was leaving the country at 10 pm. Hence, the title of this post.

I feel like I still have a lot to do before I leave this afternoon for Chicago with my family. There's no time to delve into my emotional state as it stands right now. There's not even any time for this to really hit me yet. But it's finally here! All this time of anticipation and now I'm ready to leave. Thank you all again for supporting me and praying for me. My next post will be from within the borders of Germany! Auf Wiedersehen!

In His Service,

1 comment:

FPBC said...

I'll be praying for you today especially, buddy, with everything still to be done. Have a great flight tonight! - Paul H