But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Friday, June 8, 2012

On our way to Texas!

We are done here at JAARS and are heading to Texas.  The car's mostly packed and riding low.  I guess this will be the last time that I pack the car for a road trip for a family of just three.  Things are going to get interesting next time . . . .

Our van doesn't have a roof rack on it, so I improvised a few attach points to put a roof luggage bag on, which will allow us to get all the stuff in.  We've been given lots of baby clothes, diapers, and accessories since the quint news, so we have quite a bit more than we came with.  That's not a complaint-- I actually take it as a challenge to see how much free space I can still leave in the car.

Isaac is ready to go! 

Our plan is to take it nice and easy on the trip over.  We are thinking we'll take three days to make it.  We have to make a small detour through Sevierville, Tennessee.  Two long-time translators, Pat Brien and Lois Vincent, took a bunch of our stuff with them, planning to go to Texas for a wedding and to see family.  Unfortunately, Pat ended up having emergency surgery in Tennessee due to a twisted bowel.  She is fine and recovering well (I spoke with her this morning), but will be in the hospital for about 5 days.  We'll stop through there and pick up our things (I think it will all fit) and head on our way.

The nice thing about the detour is that we get to see my (Gavin) relatives, the VanBrocklins, for lunch, since they're on our way.

We sure appreciate your prayers as we head out.  It doesn't take much for Carrie's back and belly to be pretty sore, but hopefully the slow pace and frequent stops will help her.  She should be able to recline fully and even lie on her side, so that should be a help.

As for Isaac, he's doing just fine.  Oral surgery yesterday-- today acting like nothing happened.  Praise the Lord!

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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