Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ghana Here I Come!

The week has literally flown by. I absolutely cannot believe that I am flying tomorrow to meet Mercy. It seems completely surreal.

I have felt such love and support this past week from friends and family who have called, e-mailed, gave a donation, made amazing things happen in the visa department, and prayed with us and for us. There are so many people I have wanted to call and talk to before I left, but time has gotten away from me. If you have not been personally thanked (YET), please forgive me. If you encouraged us in any way I just want to say a heartfelt thank you. I am feeling very blessed.

It is very, very hard to leave my family here. My heart is divided, but I look forward to the day when we will all be together. If this trip is a means to the end then so be it.

I look forward to seeing my daughter's birth country first hand. I look forward to the people I will meet along the way. I pray that somehow I can be a light for Christ on my travels and pray God will put people in my path that I can share His good news with.

Thank you Lord for the amazing way that you made this trip come together.
I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 116:7-8

9 comments:

Jen said...

Stephanie,
Have a wonderful time. I will keep you in my prayers. I am so excited for you that you will be with Mercy in a few days. How wonderful. Looking so forward to updates!

Jennine

Kristina said...

Praying! Man I wish I could talk to you before you leave. Go and be safe. My prayers go before you, with you and over you!!!!
Love ya!

Sean and Lisa said...

WOO HOO!!!!!! Praise God you will FINALLY get to hold your sweet girl in your arms. Praying for each of you and can not wait to see the pictures!!

Laurel said...

Blessings to you as you head out on the trip of a lifetime.

mama of 13

Kathy Eden said...

Praying for your trip...havae a wonderful time meeting your beautiful, precious daughter!

Katy said...

I wish I could have talked to you, but I COMPLETELY understand. Have an AMAZING time...praying and praying for you.

Michelle said...

I'm on the edge of my seat sweet friend!

Kristin Jag said...

Yea! Have a fantastic trip!

Laurie said...

Hope your having a wonderful time with your daughter & I can't wait to see photos of your whole family together at last.

Be safe & enjoy!