I do rejoice in the Lord today.
Having walked through several weeks that were beyond
hard and stressful
I knew He never left.
When Georgia fell and broke her leg
we wondered how this fit into the plan.
I wish I could tell you that we now know the answer.
But I do know that strength has come from
our Heavenly Father to come as far as we have
in her healing and recovery.
It was our hope that the Rehab Hospital would hold onto
Georgia until after Chelsea was off so that I would be
able to focus more on her and not have to leave her
for the trip to the airport and a congregational meeting
the next day at church.
That didn't happen.
But God did supply wonderful friends to visit with Georgia
while we were gone so that the time passed faster
and I was relieved of worry about a fall or a need that
I wouldn't be able to meet.
This became especially important when we showed up to
the airport in Baltimore to find that the flight Mom and Chelsea
were supposed to board had been cancelled.
After speaking with the woman at the counter
we found that they were rescheduled for a flight
six hours later.
What to do now?
Well, it was so hot and humid that we knew it had to be
So we headed to White Marsh Mall.
After lunch at a nearby
we headed to the mall proper.
No one felt like shopping but that was o.k.
It was cool and they had a Starbucks.
After some window shopping we
enjoyed conversation, cookies and drinks
at a beautiful solid wood table in the cafe.
These stacked cups are holding Chelsea's
vaccine for Typhoid.
It needed to stay cold.
We weren't prepared for that with the delay.
Chelsea pointed out that the combination
of the cups made for a mixed message.
And then they were off.
This later flight was delayed once again but only for a little
bit and they made their connection in Chicago only to be
stuck on the runway with 20 planes ahead of them
as soon as a storm passed by.
They had been up for 20 hours by the time they got to Seattle.
Two very tired ladies.
They got the shuttle to their hotel.
And finally got some sleep.
Chelsea wrote a post about their first day in Seattle.
Then she next wrote when she was on the plane to Australia.
We are so thankful for traveling mercies for both Mom and Chels.
Many people have played a part in making Chelsea's journey
possible. We thank God for you.
I heard from her this morning to say that she is doing well.
She asks for prayers that she would settle in well.
It is always hard for her to make friends at first
since she is so quiet but I know that she'll come out of this
experience with some deep and meaningful friendships.