Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sometimes I feel like a cog in the workings of life, just going around and around. Always moving, always doing, always thinking. Making lists, scratching off the completed tasks one by one. Sometimes it feels like mindless meaningless tasks while others seem overwhelming and out of reach. Can anyone relate??? Well, I am happy to report that one of the things on my list is completed. It was one of the huge, monumental tasks that has overwhelmed me for the last 2 months. Mark is ready to go. We sent in his paper work yesterday with all of the visa permits, entry permits, shot records, passport photos, notarized copies and several other things. And it will even make it there 2 weeks before the required date. (yes, I am proud of myself for that!) We have a few last minute things to pick up before he actually leaves, but for all intents and purposes, he's ready. Am I ready, you ask?? No. I don't think a mother can ever be ready to watch her son leave and know she will not see him for 2 years. And send him to a third world country, no less. However, he is excited and it is something that he wants to do. How can I stand in his way? I will take comfort in the fact that many other missionaries have left and returned--and have been better for it. I have been told that the time goes by fast--I am counting on it.