I’m sitting in my rocking chair probably for the last time for two weeks. I’m probably 80% packed but I don’t think I will finish tonight. I have to be at work at 6:30 in the morning, so I’ll probably go to bed after I finish this. I’ll come home tomorrow after work and finish packing and clean the house. I have piles of clothes and sheets that have been washed but not folded up. I can’t leave for Australia like that, Julia would come back and haunt me! Seriously I do need to get the house straightened before I go. Today seemed to get away from me. I did some yard work and cut the grass after I got an hour’s run in. Then I’ve been getting clothes together and packing until I went to group tonight. Oh, I did have to go out to Target and get some things for the trip.
The flights don’t look promising. I think that I will get on, but Papa will have to supply a miracle for me to get in Business class. If I wait until Saturday night I have a pretty good chance of getting Business class, but that could change, and I would lose a day in Sydney. So I guess that I will go on and try to make it tomorrow night. I’ll leave here at 7Pm Atlanta time on Friday night and arrive around 9AM Sunday morning in Sydney. That’s a total of 19 and a half flying hours. I hope that I can get some sleep so I can hit the ground running in Sydney. I really want the two days to see some of the sights.
I’ve been thinking about the blog. I plan on writing every day, but I don’t know when I will have Internet access. So it might be a day or so in the middle of the time I’m there that it is posted late. I don’t even know about tomorrow’s. If I can write it on the flight to LA and then have wireless in the airport, I will get it posted. Otherwise I will probably post two blogs when I get to Sydney. Anyway, my promise is to continue to write daily and post them whenever I can.
I’m really excited about this trip. It is more than just the ministry that we will be doing. It’s like this trip is like a door to another realm. As I step into Australia, I step over the threshold into a new level of destiny. I don’t really understand it, but prophetically this is a symbol of what my life in the future is to be like. I feel like I am stepping out of the old and into the new. My love for Julia is still great, and I wish with all my heart that she were here with me right now. But she is not. I know that if she were here, things would be different. I probably would not be going on this trip. I know that I wouldn’t have a motorcycle. So things are different, and will continue to be even more different. Nothing is as it was in my life. I always say that change is inevitable. Right now change is upon me. I loved all the old, but I so look forward to the new. This trip is really the beginning of the new.
Isn’t it funny how Holy Spirit prepares us? I don’t think I was prepared for this trip until all the events of last week transpired. It’s like it took almost nine months to get me ready. I’ve been looking forward to this trip since last March when Lacey talked about going when we were in Nicaragua. But I wasn’t ready for all that God wants to do with me in Australia until last week. His timing is always perfect. So, tomorrow I step into the gateway that is the beginning of my future and destiny. I don’t mean that there will be anything radical happen to me on this trip, although I hope that there is. What I mean is that this is the time and the place to step forward with boldness and confidence into my destiny.