we are now pretty sure where we are going – chiang mai, thailand. today i took the kids so we could get our passport pictures – bh already has his. it’s forward motion. i can cross it off my list, just like this get passport photos. that feels good.
now that we know the when – next summer; the where – chiang mai; the how – well we’re still figuring that out (that’s going to take some time) i’ll share the why. bh has gotten a job with compassion international. he is the area/regional learning and support director for asia and when he first applied he assumed that he would be located here. he was wrong. he knew before the first interview that it was in asia and after some discussion and prayer we figured he should at least follow through – find out where this might lead. he had just walked in the front door after his first interview when they called back to see if he could return for another interview. he did. he had a total of 5 interviews and felt very confident about each of them. when they called to offer the job we discussed it with the kids, spent time discussing it ourselves and prayed. we really feel this is where God wants us. we’re excited, scared, worried, unsure and many other of those nagging feelings, but above all that we feel at peace. we can worry all we want or we can take comfort in knowing that we’re where God wants us. i’m sure that as the time goes by we’ll come up with all kinds of things to worry about, luckily for now there is a ton to keep us busy. and how long have we had to think about this? bh applied for the job on august 2. i think that is amazing. others are sure it’s crazy.