Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Something I hadn't planned on

What is it? you may ask. Well, staying up till 4 am for starters. It's not that I'm on eastern time, it's that I can't get my mind to stop. I've been laying in bed for 2 hours wondering just how much it would cost to get clean water to this entire country? How could we get the word out? How can I meet with the Minister of Health to get good numbers? Who could do the wells? Are they reputable? I don't want to raise money for an organization that's not going to do what it says. . .how can I help here? The ideas are flowing. . .yeah, that AND what will it be like to meet Henry's mama? What will she be like? Will she like me? What will I say? How will it be meeting my son for the first time? If we go to RockHill tomorrow, will I be able to sit down with a bunch of kids and play?

I just took a Tylenol PM and am waiting for that to kick in. . .my mind won't stop. No one prepared me for this part!

7 comments:

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I can't imagine what that feeling must be like. I actually thought you were going to be like the night before you left on the plane from America. I guess actually seeing everything brought it home. I know one way or another you and Greg are going to make a difference in Africa!

Jess said...

I guess its good that you don't have to get up early..since it has got to be like almost dawn?
Know you have a ton of people praying...right now for rest! :)

Kristen said...

Went to bed with you on my mind and all the thoughts and emotions that must be swirling around that head/heart of yours.
We prayed for you guys this morning.
GO TO BED!!! :)

Jackie Sue said...

Oh.....didn't I??? :) Sorry. I KNOW your pain and your feelings and the love for your child's birth country. There is a part of me that still wants to be in China....well, just keep at it and see what God has for you. I will continue to pray....it really is one child at a time that brings change....it will be fun to see what all God has for you and Greg in Liberia. I'll pray for your sleeping...God's peace.

carrielkg said...

Oh, dear friend, this is one of the things I was telling you I couldn't prepare you for - there just aren't enough words to get the emotions out. I love you - hand on to that verse - He has gone before you and He is there now.

Kari said...

You are amazing. So much compassion for others. I know you wish you could do it all, but you know that God is using you to reach so many people. I know Davis' life will be awesomely blessed by your whole family. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Because there are already so many posts above.... I will add one to your side :-) This blog is big news down here! We are all keeping up with each posting! It is so fun to read as all of this becomes reality for you both! We love you and are praying for you!!

Brooke (and Cory)