This is it- the week I leave!
Yesterday was “send-off Sunday” as I have mentally dubbed it. During church we had a time of prayer, then our Thailand team had our last meeting. We went over the actual trip in detail, from meeting 8 AM Thursday morning (American time) to arriving at Faith Village late Saturday night (Thai time). Also at our meeting we had to get documents notarized, get the rest of the paperwork in order, and inform all the parents of details.
After we ate the provided lunch, the parents were allowed to leave, but the team stayed behind to pack the donated items. We are taking all sorts of crafts supplies, athletic supplies, clothes, LOTS of candy, and even a wedding dress! We filled up 9 whole suitcases with items to take and leave over there.
The girls drew names for room assignments, but we’re all close so it didn’t matter who got who. We were assigned bright neon lamented numbers to attach to our suitcases so that everyone knows who is in charge of what. ( I have one friend who is responsible for her back pack, her carry on suitcase, her checked suitcase, and her donated-items suitcase!)
One lady in the church thoughtfully prepared each team member a goodie bag full of treats. I love goodie bags of any kind, but these are actually going to be really useful for the plane! They have Wisps, which are the tiny toothbrushes you don’t need water for, Kleenex, Wet Ones, trail mix, cheese-itz, and more. It will be a blessing to have these little treats for the combined 28 hours in a plane.
Now that takeoff is only three days away, its all starting to hit me. I have kind of started packing, but am planning on really finalizing my packing today and tomorrow. I have been having trouble sleeping at night because so many different thoughts have been running through my head and because I’m almost giddy with anticipation.
I have never been more excited for something in my entire life.