Monday, July 1, 2013

Huge Praise!

As of yesterday
Chelsea is fully funded for her mission trip.
That means God has provided 
so generously
all the way along.
The photos in this post are of Chelsea and some of her
many friends from work.
She is going to miss them....a LOT.
We are so pleased with all of the work 
Chelsea herself has done to save
the money she earned.  
I cannot tell you how many times I've
urged her to purchase a top or skirt
she loves only
for her to walk away with a higher
purpose in mind.
Even so, 
 she could not have saved 
the $10,000 needed on her own.

This is a big week for our girl as it is her 
last week of work and then on Saturday 
she will have her 18th birthday.

We'll celebrate the 4th of July with 
my brother Allan and my Sister in law, Bev.
We are all looking forward to seeing them!

Pretty soon we will go to the bank and 
place our order for some Australian Dollars. 
How cool it that?

We'll place our order and 
it will come in about a week.
We are happy (for us) that the American 
Dollar has gained strength on the Australian Dollar
in the past few weeks. 

Cuties.  Chelsea, Kim and Emily
We are also very blessed that our Moms are
going to take Chelsea out to her flight from 
Los Angeles.
They will tour a bit in Seattle before taking Chelsea 
to a late night flight from L.A.
Then Chels will fly 14 hours straight and totally miss
a day to arrive in Australia on an early morning.

Chelsea and Sarah....
We expect that there will be others in her program 
on that flight.
Hopefully they will get to meet and start the process
of becoming acquainted.

This is all big and scary for the mama.
But God has provided in so many ways we 
couldn't have imagined that it makes it easier...not easy...
to trust that Chelsea will be o.k.
I'm so thankful for the technology that will keep us in touch.
This old fashioned girl with a track phone
might have to get a smart phone 
to be available for Face Time.
Just maybe.
We'll see.

I don't know if I'll be around the blog a lot 
or a little this week.

Either way, 
YOU have a super 4th of July.

P.S.  Here is a post Chelsea wrote in the wee hours this morning.


Vee said...

Beautiful gal that Chelsea! Wonderful answers to prayer all around and what an exciting time ahead for you all. Many blessings. May God's work be done...

A happy holiday week to you as well!

bananaorangeapple said...

This will be such a great experience for this fine young lady. She's going to learn so much on her trip.

Karen said...

What a wonderful praise!

I love that she is going to Seattle with the moms first-that'll be so much for all three of them. (I'm still kinda sad we didn't end up driving to Seattle last year so she could come with us.)

I'll be praying for you as she goes-you are a great mama to be able to let her stretch her wings so far.

*~Niki~* said...

Great news Becky! x

Amy said...

Wonderful! Blessings on her trip!

Carol Z said...

So exciting. Keeping Chelsea in my prayers as she begins her adventure.

Theresa said...

SO excited for Chelsea and proud of her for accomplishing a HUGE goal! I know it is a scary time for you but what an exciting opportunity! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!

Linda Gross said...

God provides.