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Sunday, June 2, 2013

One Month From Today

One month from today, we will get on an airplane, travel for 26 hours, then step foot into America.

For the first time in over 3 years.

It will be the first time my girls have ever been to their "home" country.
The first time they will meet much of their extended family.
The first time they will experience American food and traditions that we hold near and dear.

I'm excited and I'm nervous, all at the same time. We have alot of things planned into our time there and we also have alot of scheduled down time. Our main goal is to spend time with family and to reconnect with the people we love so much.

We could be there for almost six months. And that's a long time to be living out of a suitcase. We've arranged to stay in a home near my parents' house near Nashville, TN, for 3 months and a home near Ian's parents' house in Orlando, FL, for 3 months. Hopefully that will give us a little more of a permanent feeling and that it will feel more like "our place."

We'll be trying to stay in those two places for most of the time, except for when we have speaking engagements in churches around the South. We also have a trip up to Pennsylvania and Washington DC for my cousin's wedding and to spend time with my sister!

I can't explain how much we are looking forward to this trip and how long we have been counting down to it. I have a feeling that this last month is going to inch by and fly by, all at the same time! As I count down the weeks, I will try to share what I am excited about and what I am nervous about!

9 comments:

Courtney said...

I am so excited!!! I cannot wait to see you and your family of 4 face to face! Let the less than 30 days countdown commence!

Emily Powell said...

That is so exciting!

Rebecca Lobb said...

So exciting for you!!!! Just as you come back I leave :(

Tami said...

ONE MONTH!!! Eeek! It's almost here!

Alison H said...

LA! LA! LA! LA! LA! I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

Lauren said...

yay! I'm so excited for you!

Hopeful One said...

Yay!! SOOOO excited for you Brittney!

Jessica said...

How exciting! I can't believe you guys have been gone for that long! It has been exciting to follow along on your journey all this time, and look forward to hearing about your time in The States as well.

Kayla Rae said...

How wonderful! I am 2 hours north of Nashville! Small world!