There have been 1,001 details to work out for this trip on a very short timeline. Where will we go? What will we do? How will our kids continue their schooling? Plane tickets, language school, insurance, communications, money, visas… Not to mention moving out of our house, storing furniture, our dog, fish, turtle, renting our house, where will we stay once our house is rented, cars, computers, … I like to plan ahead and such chaos, unknowing about something critical that must happen, has at times, nearly driven me crazy. Then, at just the right moment, something happens, or someone shows up, that is the answer to the challenge of the day. There have been so many answers to prayer that I am slowly starting to let go, trust, and watch God work. We are still working feverishly to get it all done before departure, but with a little different mindset than when we started this journey.
Missy GluckmannMarch 18, 2012
Carrie, Bob, Adam and Benjamin – so proud to know all of you and to watch you do “you” with such authenticity. I look forward to reading more!
Big hug, Missy (and Tony)
Cindy firnhaberMarch 18, 2012
Hey there guys! Whew all I can say is wow –and completely understand and I get exhausted just reading this as I know what is involved. All of this during March Madness so really Kudos to you all 🙂
We hope and pray for your trip and that God works wonders through your actions and love. Peace and Blessing Cindy
David WoodlingMarch 18, 2012
Stretch, shake, think, laugh. I love it. What a courageous adventure. Good Luck and God bless all of you!
Chuck WagnerMarch 18, 2012
So off you go! As I read all the comments my one conclusion is that this is who you are…the adventure fits!
Thinking of you,
Jodie HamrickMarch 18, 2012
We miss you all already! Have a safe, fun and blessed trip!
Jodie, Ben, Calli & Coleman
CarrieMarch 18, 2012
Thanks everyone. So good to have support and interest from folks back home.
Lize-MarieMarch 19, 2012
I know now more than ever that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it and if you believe in Gods plan…
and for your journey an Irish Blessing:
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again may God hold you in the hollow of His hands”
Judy FrancisMarch 19, 2012
Bob / All – Sounds like you are setting off on an adventure you’ll never forget. Try and let the “planner” in you go – and enjoy each moment as it comes to you. Have a great time!
Linda GiltzApril 1, 2012
It is inspiring to read about your plans and adventures, both current and upcoming! I had a long talk with Lisa Forehand recently and she caught me up on some of your mutual experiences and provided me with this blog address. Sorry I didn’t get to connect with you before you left town. I hope you and your family have a rich and exciting year of travel and experiences and look forward to hearing about through your blog posts.
Peace and best wishes,