Monday, August 29, 2011

Here we go...

We leave for Korea at midnight. I've carefully arranged mine and Lucas' lives into 2 large and 2 medium suitcases and that should last us the whole year.

Now all we need is prayer. For those of you willing to stand in the gap for us, here are some of the biggest concerns:

Health. Particularly Lucas who seems to have come down with a cold. Not fun for flying, so pray it goes away fast.

Smooth travel. Especially for Carlos who has two connections and 30 hours total travel time on his journey from Mexico to Korea.


Safety for our belongings. I know they're just earthly possessions and they don't matter, but life without our stuff would be so much more difficult. Carlos' airline in particular is notorious for losing luggage. Pray it all gets to Korea with us.

Sanity. For all of us. Carlos has a nearly 10-hour layover after the first leg of his trip, in a tiny airport where there's hardly anything to do. I will be arriving to Seoul a full 7 hours ahead of him and will need to entertain myself and Lucas inside the airport until Carlos arrives and our transportation comes to get us. Not to mention the bit where I fly across the Pacific for 14 hours with a preschooler.

Energy. After all this traveling, we will have a night to sleep/deal with jet lag and then first thing the next morning our new life begins, with me heading to school and Carlos caring for Lucas for the first time ever.

Wisdom. For me and Carlos. Not only will we be encountering brand-new challenges in our new roles as foreign English Teacher (me) and teacher to a preschooler (Carlos), but we'll also be learning the ropes all over again as a married couple. We have not lived together for about 3 years. The challenges of resuming a normal married life are going to be immense.

Community. We're fortunate that we'll have each other, but that doesn't mean we're not going to get lonely. Pray that we can find a good church and meaningful activities where we can socialize and build strong friendships. Including Lucas. Yesterday he was engaged in a lengthy conversation with a potato he found in the pantry. I kid you not.

OK, the next update should happen from Korea! Can't wait...

16 comments:

Erin said...

So excited for you guys, Amy! No matter what obstacles you may face on this journey, it will all be worth it to be together again! I can't wait for your next update!

0b071d5e-d254-11e0-8180-000f20980440 said...

I wish you nothing but the best. You are so strong that you don't need much! This is the beginning to a new life for your family and I wish you all many new memories and happiness. Please keep us updates as well as beautiful pictures to see the growth of your family. Please let us know when you are all together and safe. Many blessings xoxo

Samantha Spoden

mommyof2waiting said...

Amy I will pray for you and your family. I know you are brave and you can do anything at this point. Good Luck

needinfo? said...

You, Carlos, and Lucas have gone through so much to get to this point, but all the separation and hard work is about to pay off. You will be in my thoughts. I can't wait to hear about your amazing reunion.

Laura said...

Amy, I am so excited for you and your family. I will be praying that all of these things go smoothly for you.

Marie Anne said...

I am praying for you guys!!! I am so excited for you 3!

Kelsey said...

Good luck, Amy!! I will be thinking of you and praying for your sanity on that LONG flight with the toddler. I can't even imagine :) You are such a strong woman!!

Angel said...

Oh Amy, so many scary and emotional things to pray for! My heart goes out to you three as you journey through this transitional time. Praying that the Lord gives you much grace with everything - with one another, with your new students and administrators, with luggage, health, adjusting. Feel free to send an email if you ever need to vent!

Estrellita said...

Good luck to all of you! And kudos to you for finding a way to reunite your family. Wishing you an enjoyable and interesting year.

Sarah F said...

Amy,
Your post, as always, shows such amazing wisdom. Your ability to break down and see the specific hurdles and challenges you are facing means you are that much closer to tackling them. I seldom comment, but felt compelled to let you know our family is praying for yours. Right now, on my knees praying for God's guiding hand and strength in your current travels and in the many transitions in the weeks to come. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa n Javi said...

How exciting!! Hope you all have a safe travels and I will keep you in my prayers. Take care.

Katie said...

Suerte! How everything goes well!

Crys said...
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Crys said...

i love that you're showing the world what matters... family. earthly goods can be lost in the transition, but what matters is that your family is now together. i'm sure your stuff will make it, but what impresses me so much is that you know life will go on if it doesn't and all that you REALLY care about is the 2 loves of your life. i wish more people would put so much pride into their families. i'm praying for you guys and for a smooth transition. best wishes to you and your hubby & getting to know eachother all over again. <3blessings<3

(sorry had to repost due to a spelling error, LOL)

TheTravelAngel said...

Oh, how sweet of you, both. You have been traveling together with your kid and it's such a nice feeling exploring the world together with loved ones. Thanks for sharing..this has inspired me a lot.


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Lorenzo said...

Will pray for you and Good luck to both of you. I envy you coz' it's like you both are lucky. Goodluck!

Senuke

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