Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Go West!

We are headed West (well, we will be in 5 days)!  I don't think I've mentioned it on this blog yet, but we are headed out to Colorado for the summer.  To be honest, Joe and I were hoping to be in Maine this summer.  It's been a long, hard year and we were hoping for the stability that home offers, but God clearly has other plans for us.  We were just days away from confirming our summer assignment in Maine when we got word that we were NEEDED in Colorado.  The couple that normally directs the Lifelines Summer Project our there (our friends Mark and Brenda) had some major change of plans themselves.  Mark was in a motorcycle accident last summer and nearly lost his leg.  He's been going through rehab ever since and thought it was going well, but not to long ago learned that he actually needed to get an unexpected total knee replacement.  This meant that he and Brenda needed to be at their home for the summer undergoing surgery and recovery.  The thus not only were we needed to be on the Summer Project in Colorado, but they actually asked me to be one of two directors of the project (a first for me).  Our Lifelines National Team is like family and there was never a moment of question for us that we would step in where needed to help our family and this project that we care so much about...even if it meant giving up our peaceful summer at home.  Who needs peaceful anyway?:)  Nope, instead we are headed West!  We leave on Monday with a stop at Joe's parent's house to celebrate his mom's birthday.  They we are on our way for two days of driving in the car before a week long stop to visit my family in Wisconsin!  Then two more days of driving and we will be in Crested Butte, Colorado for almost two months!  Apart from all of the driving Joe and I are very much looking forward to the summer and all that God has planned for us that we weren't expecting!  We sure would appreciate your prayers for safe (and maybe even happy) travels!   Okay, time to start packing!:)

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