After about 15 hours of travel over 3 days with a 2 1/2 year old and an 11 week old we have arrived in Gladstone for 3 weeks. Then its about another 15 hours of travel over 3 days back north to find a place to live in Cairns. I thought I would give a brief update – my mom pointed out to me the other day that the last post I wrote talked about me being pregnant which is no longer the case. As stated above we now have a daughter named Ada, who at under 3 months has already started travelling. I calculated once that Seth in the first 2 years of his life has travelled about 1/4 of it. We’ve done a lot more moving around since having kids than in the DINK (double income no kids) years of our marriage. I did have that usual fear people get that once they have kids they are really stuck. Luckily I have a few great friends with kids who have travelled many placed around the world to push that fear aside.
We are still waiting to find out what God has in store for us which is an interesting journey in and of itself. We recently had a ministry opportunity come up that we felt was finally what God had for us. After so many possibilities arising that we did not feel right about, this was finally one we ‘knew’ was right. Then it fell through and has left us a little shell shocked to say the least…what does that mean!? It has been harder to trust God when that answer to prayer (or what we thought was answer to prayer) turned out not to be. It’s the first time something like this has happened and so I’ve got no experience to look back on. So here we are learning something new once again. God is forever teaching (haven’t we learned enough? – how many times have I said that!).
And so that is a summed up version of the last couple of months. Not much in it (not that Ada isn’t much), but continuing the journey one step at a time and working hard to remember that God is in control.