When I woke up this morning by back was aching. I was squished into the corner of the tiny double bed I was now sharing with the four little children who had stolen my blankets, and my husband who can sleep through anything. The other five kids are still asleep in the next room. I haven't checked the news today, I haven't opened my email and I haven't logged onto Facebook. I'm not ready to cross that "bridge" into the global world just yet. This is a rare moment of peace as I simply open my Bible and reach out my heart and my hands to hold on to the One who brought me here, to the other side of my bridge.
So now I will pour my coffee, and now I will open my Bible, and let my kids sleep a little longer. When they wake up we will get on a bus, and cross another bridge. We'll bring our backpacks, our camera, and lunch in a brown bag. Isaac and Rachel will bring their ice skates. Anna will hold Joseph's hand. susie and Laura will laugh so loud we will have to remind them to be quiet. Naomi will draw pictures of horses the whole way. I'll find the seat closest to my husband, while Estera holds baby Ember in her lap. This is our life, it's not what we expected, but we are loving every minute. I can't wait for the rest of the family to wake up and cross another bridge with me, we can't wait to see what's on the other side. I'll post pictures tomorrow!
My soul, wait silently for God alone,
For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
He is my defense, I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory,
The rock of my strength and my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times you people,
Pour out your heart before Him.
God is a refuge for us.