Things have been so extremely crazy with our schedules lately. I feel like I haven't had time to reflect about T and my upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic. Two weeks from today, we will take a trip that will change our lives.
Yet, when I start to process what is about to happen in our lives. I get emails and talk to people who have been to the DR. I hear about what we will get to experience, and I can't help but feel so grateful, so undeserving and amazed at how God answered prayers.
I asked T to share something with you. I want him to truly share his experiences during this trip. I am still amazed that we will get to experience this together so I want him to capture his thoughts. One day, he will look back and praise God that he was given an opportunity (I hope, anyway). Until then, you can read what he has to say:
I felt scared about going to a different country.The reason I felt scared is because I was afraid that they would throw me in jail and torture me. Plus I don't want to get rabies and malaria and all those other disease's. I read the book that the people gave us at pass port health and it said that bag snatching is really reasonable for tourists.
I am excited about riding a plane all the to Atlanta then flying to the DR. I'm excited about going on a trip with my mom and her friends. Another reason I'm excited about going is that my mom goes on all these trips without me, so I'm really excited to go with her. We get to see people that are less fortunate then me.
Can I just tell you that the missionary persecution stories really stuck with him! While that is definitely a reality, I have reassured him that we are not going into dangerous territory. But, we will see some stuff that will be new for both of us.
I'm SO excited to share this with you as well. For those who choose to sponsor a child during our trip, you will get a beautiful necklace! Quantities are limited since these are hand crafted by the fabulous Lisa Leonard. We will be receiving one personally, and also have several to give to people we meet on our trip. I love it. I just love it!
Two weeks, just two weeks. We will see all of these beautiful little faces in the Dominican Republic and our lives will be forever changed.
Oh, here is T and I after our vaccinations several weeks ago. I have to go back next week to get another Hep-B shot. He is all done with his! They were kid band-aids…whatareyagonnado?? :)