We bought our plane tickets for Belgium this week. Three tickets for four people. Oliver gets to sit in Donnette’s lap. Or Avonlea’s lap.
But not mine. We’re flying economy, there’s barely enough room for my legs. The last time we flew to Europe, the guy in front of me put his seat all the way back. I could’ve massaged his scalp without extending my arms. I probably should have. Maybe he’d have been more courteous.
It’s a little crazy though. We’re going to spend a month in Europe this summer. This isn’t our big move, this is just some training we need to attend. But it’ll be good practice for when it happens for real. We’ve never been great at packing light, but we’re really going to need to learn between now and July.
There’s lots of other things to consider too. We’ve got to figure out what to do with our house while we’re gone. What to tell Donnette’s work. What shoes to bring. *1* There’s a lot to do. I’ve started a list.
And, we’re still traveling quite a bit here in the states too. Next month I’ll be gone quite a bit, meeting with folks trying to raise as much support as possible before we leave for Europe this summer. We’re at 63% right now. I feel like once we hit 75% it’ll really feel like we’re on the home stretch, but there’s still quite a bit of work to do to get there. For the moment, we’re just happy to be going to Belgium.
Tonight we’ll be at our church’s Maundy Thursday service. This is one of my favorite services of the year. It may very well be our last Maundy Thursday service at Sovereign Grace, at least for awhile. It’ll definitely go on the list of things we’ll miss.
Thank you all for your support and prayers.
*1* This is more important that it sounds. We’re going to be doing a bunch of walking in Brussels.