It’s been a whirlwind couple of days. Actually, it’s been a crazy past few weeks, but we have survived and made it through 2 of the 4 steps of our trip. Perhaps flying into LAX and staying a night in LA wasn’t the best idea after being out of the country for over 14 months. Kind of a slight culture shock. People honking horns and driving recklessly, tons of people on the road at midnight…wait, that’s not all so different than Bangkok. 🙂
All joking aside, it does feel a bit strange being back state side. No familiar surroundings, no phone to call anyone, no one you really know…it’s all a bit strange. And I won’t even mention the time change.
Through it all, God has been good, and we been blessed. When you do what we have decided to do, you really have to depend on God to provide for you. There aren’t any illusions as to believing that “your job” is your security. When that “security” is gone, it’s just God.
The past year, many have allowed God to use them and have helped us out immensely. Family members, church members, friends, and facebook connections, have all been involved in helping make this past year possible. And a big thank you goes out to all of you. I won’t even begin to name names for fear that I will leave someone off the list and to protect your anonymity. But you know who you are, I know who you are, and we (Raena and I) greatly appreciate your support.
There are a few of you who have warned me that my culture shock is not yet complete. That rural Tennessee has a few surprises still yet waiting for us. If they are correct, perhaps the blog will continue on after all.