I still haven't figured out how I will handle the inevitable year long vacation on which LT is going to be embarking via the blog. I probably won't mention it much even though it will be one of the biggest things going on with us or affecting our lives this year. Some of that will have to do with my own feelings of safety. Obviously I'm not super spooked by wacky things in cyberspace or I wouldn't blog at all or post pictures of my family. However, there's still an element of my own sanity that I can attempt to protect by all but ignoring this one fact of our lives on Wade's World.
I'm really only posting this today because we have an official date of departure and that seems to have made this whole thing very real in my mind and heart. Even him going back to work yesterday made vacation day seem that much closer. I'm not into counting down the days because that will just be a focus on the inevitable. There are all those things that I want to make sure we do or accomplish before he takes off on his adventure. There are birthdays to celebrate, pictures to take, tiny little legal details we must take care of, etc. The days to make that happen are fewer and fewer.
Pray for us. Honestly, I'm not really as strong on the inside as I like to pretend I am on the outside. This really is going to be a very difficult year. I'm not bitter, at least not today. I knew to expect this and I know that this is part of the life God has chosen for us. I'm perfectly content with that. It's the day to day realities of life that I'm anticipating will be the most difficult. As the days go by, I know I will have to trust that "All of my help cometh from the Lord."