Sunday, July 13, 2008

less than 3 weeks away!

In less than 3 weeks, we are leaving for Malawi! We are both growing very nervous and sad. At the same time, we are very excited...I am just a bundle of emotions! Another couple going to ABC posted pictures from the apartment they will be living in. They are living in the same complex, so the pictures were so exciting for us! We now get to start picturing our home for the next year. I can not wait to unpack and start to get it all put together.

Lately, we have just been spending a lot of time with family. We have been out to my 90 year old great uncle's land (Uncle R.J.) to pick blueberries. We have celebrated my birthday with my family. We threw a suprise 50th birthday for my dad. We have been out on Bech's parents sailboat twice. Everything has been fun. We have been relishing time spent with family, trying to soak it all up before we leave!

Another thing we have been doing is final preparations. We have been working on health insurance for over there and updated contacts lately (something tells me that 1-800-contacts does NOT deliver to Malawi). We still have some more errands to get done, but we have accomplished a lot.

On another note, we have almost raised all of our funds! As of June 30th, we were still about $5,000 short...this is a big relief! We have really generous and kind friends!

I will try to post before we head out, but if not...the next post will be from the "Warm Heart of Africa!"

1 comment:

innman said...

For this, I dedicate a song to you guys!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT_3PEjnsE