When it rains, it pours, right?
This past week, Eric and I discovered that we were going to have to make some adjustments to our well-laid plans. Our moving date changed from mid-July to as soon as possible, so Eric and I have been trying to coordinate a "send Nicole to Africa in 10 days" and "move our stuff and Eric to Denver in 11 days" plan. This has been a little bit crazy and funny. For example, Eric packed all the books, including one I was still using for Sierra Leone inservice projects. So, we unpacked til we found it (fourth time was the charm)!
Thanks to our dear friend Sarah who became our personal apartment shopper, we have found an apartment that is perfect to meet our price range and needs. However, Eric called this morning to find out that the perfect apartment does not have the perfect move-in date. There is one available however at the end of June. So we have spent the morning trying to figure out what to do with cats, our stuff, and my husband. Still figuring...
In addition, I am covered with hives from head to toe as of yesterday morning. Yep. After going 24 years of my life with out a major allergic reaction to anything, my body decided to throw itself a party. After a visit to the doctor yesterday and the worse shot of my life (yep.), we're pretty certain it is the medication I was taking for my infected spider bite (I won't even go into that.)
This is not the way I had planned to spend my last week before leaving for Africa. But God is Sovereign and God is good. And I will cling to that (as well as the Benadryl).
We would appreciate your prayers for:
* A quick recovery from my allergic reaction.
* Love and grace for Eric and I as we work to get these things accomplished.
*A place to put our stuff, the cats, and Eric.
*That my return flight can be adjusted from Atlanta to Denver.
*That in the midst of chaos, that we can be still and know that God is God.
*That this will not be a distraction that keeps me from preparing my heart to minister in SL.
* That Eric can obtain a job quickly in Denver.
Thank you for your prayers. Some of you will be receiving a SL prayer letter from me at the beginning of June. If you would like to receive one you may email me :)
Also, our blogging pace will probably slow down during June, but when I return, I am sure we will have lots to blog about!
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