After a month in Cambodia, we returned to Indonesia, having no idea it would be for such a short time. Never would we have guessed that in less than a year our family would be back in North Carolina, getting ready to trust God for things unthinkable. Never would we have guessed that just one year later we would be buying a car and a camper. Never would we have guessed that we would be planning a 30 day road trip that will take us through 18+ states, allowing us to visit family and friends from high school and college and from our times in Malaysia and Indonesia. Never would we have guessed that I would be getting ready to have my first formal schooling in fourteen years with the goal of bringing hope and healing to our sweet boy and, Lord willing, to other missionary families who are battling with the questions of how to care for their children with learning disabilities. Never would we have guessed that we would have taken a health journey that covered 1000+ miles of walking and running and that would take 30 pounds from each of us. Never would we have guessed that the stories we have used to explain missions to our children when they ask, "Are we real missionaries?" would be prophetic of our future life. Never we would have guessed.And yet, here we are, a year later. After a month of of mama and kids in North Carolina and dad in Indonesia, we are together again.
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.