so, it's wednesday. our issue with Jason being cleared to leave isn't totally resolved. i'll save you from the details and from me speaking badly of commanders and the army. the bottom line is that we have verbal confirmation that Jason can leave. we will believe it when we have a signed leave form. all i can say is i am thankful for friends who are there to help and to encourage and to hug. one thing i will say about the army is it is family. living 19 hours away from family definitely has its down side, BUT, the friends i've made here are as good as family. one friend today told me that Satan is trying to steal my joy. and until she said it, i had never really thought about it. i just let him steal it. it helps knowing that things are looking up. but, i'm changing my perspective and focusing on this sweet face:
in all the stress of worrying about Jason getting to go and booking flights and confirming flights and worrying about Jason getting to go, (did I already say that?) I lost sight of what is really important. in 3 days, we are on a flight to go pick up our precious baby boy. on Monday, Levi will be FOREVER in our arms. we are not leaving him there this time. he is coming HOME!!! i don't know about you, but that makes me smile. :)
our travel agency called me today to tell me that when he was trying to do our seat assignments, he discovered our flight was full. we had held off booking the flights until yesterday, because we were unsure of Jason's leave status. and, these flights aren't cheap! so, we are now leaving on saturday, which puts us there monday morning. i was trying to avoid arriving the day before our embassy appointment, but maybe this is the way is was meant to be. it does work out better for Jason's work situation. i'm still waiting on a total confirmation that those flights are booked. i have had a headache for 3 days now...i wonder why.
but...there i go again. shame on me. I know that God is in control and for whatever reason, I am needing to learn that lesson. Satan will not get this victory...it belongs to Jesus!
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3