I woke up this morning and had the strong sense I needed to ask for prayers. It's been an emotional week and it's not going to get any better until Tuesday when we finally board that plane.
Sunday was an excruciating day as we had to say goodbye to our church (Highland), our dear friends and our home (not in the literal sense) for the last 12 years. Tears streamed down my face for the 3 hour trip to Temple as we then had to meet a dear friend of ours, Emily and a precious family, the Davis's to say goodbye. Let's just say that by the time we reached my parents house in San Antonio about 10:30 that night, we were SPENT!
The last few days we've been spending some good time with my grandma, my brother and his wife, my nephews and my parents. Then last night the Crossing Church had a sweet send-off and I had to say goodbye to my grandma and my brother and his family. Not FUN!
Yesterday was one of the toughest days for me because Sofia finally had her "moment." For our friends who have been experiencing Sofia's cold shoulder the last few days, she finally was able to admit she was sad and cried for about 15 minutes. I will spare you the details but both of us (and my mom) sat and cried together and were able to talk about how she felt. It was hard for me (and later for Lee) to hear but I also know it was good for her to be able to express her feelings.
That being said, I would appreciate as many prayers as yall can give right now. Mainly for Sofia to be able to express herself in a healthy way when she is sad and for Lee and I to not feel guilt about having to put her through this. We know our kids will have an experience in Peru beyond what we can imagine but this goodbye process is just a hard part of the journey.
Lastly, I would ask for prayers for Lee and I and our families, as we say goodbye to our parents (I will be leaving mine today) and all of our extended family in the next few days. This will not be a fun few days for us or our kids. May God give us strength and peace for our journey.