I am up in the middle of the night. I already gave up the fight for sleep and decided that 3 am would be a nice time to get a few things accomplished!
We have now been in the US 30 hours. We find ourselves in the state of trying to establish life here: hunting for a vehicle to buy, shopping for furniture to use this year, and getting things set for our one year of itineration. We are trying to get some roots down--FAST.
Roots. It is probably the key issue for us right now, the reason we have mixed feelings about returning to the US this year. We love Moldova, and we have deep roots there. Our relationships with the pastors is deep. Our love and connections to the girls at Freedom Home is heavily invested.
We have deep roots there.
But we also have strong relationships here in the US. The girls are thrilled to see their cousins and friends again. Nancy and I are looking forward to reconnecting with our family and friends as well. We are going to enjoy a year of smooth roads and the ease of life in the US. We look forward to rebuilding some roots here.
But we want to be there.
And we want to be there.
This year of itineration will be different. We've left deeper roots in Moldova, and a larger portion of our heart has never left. But we are starved for time with you...our friends that we've missed.
So if we sound rather multiple-personality about this whole year in the states, please understand. No matter where we live now, Moldova or America, part of us still resides in the other.
Perhaps that is the life of a follower of Christ anyway? Always anticipating the "other side?"