28 August 2011

Limbo

We are in limbo. Again/still?! This is literally the story of our lives, at least for (a significant period of) the past five years, since we moved our lives overseas.

We're approximately one month delayed in our planned return to our home in Africa. One month isn't really bad in the big scheme of things, but despite our disappointment in being delayed... it's been a good lesson in patience and letting go of control and we have been making the most of the time we've had here. It's not all bad. But we still would really like to be back into our own family routine in our steaming dusty apartment half-way around the globe. (Did I really just say that?)

We have had many discussion in the past weeks about what do we do now? What do we do if the visas don't come in a day or two? Where do we go? What would be best?

Here is a list of various possible plans that we have considered, or are still considering. They are in no particular order.

1. Go directly back home to Africa straight-away after getting our visas in the next couple days. (Oh please oh please oh please oh please!!)
2. Buy a minivan. Tag it. Insure it. Pile our toddlers in it and drive to Colorado to wait there.
3. Fly to Colorado to wait there.
4. Rent a vehicle to drive to Colorado to wait there.
5. Stay in Ohio to keep waiting here.
6. Go to Cairo and wait there.
7. Go to Jordan to wait there.
8. Go to Uganda to try to get visas from the embassy there.
9. Go to Jordan to drop Suz off with the kids while Mike goes on to Uganda to try to get our visas at the embassy there and then returns to Jordan.
10. Mike fly to Uganda to try to get our visas there while Suz and the kids wait in Ohio. Then Mike returns to Ohio whether we get the visas or not.
11. Mike fly to Uganda to try to get our visas there while Suz and the kids wait in Ohio. Then Suz flies alone with the kids to meet Mike in our home country if the visas came through.
12. Mike fly to Uganda to try to get our visas there while Suz and the kids wait in Ohio. Then Suz flies alone with the kids to meet Mike in Jordan if the visas don't come through.
13. Crawl into a hole and wake up at Christmas.

Did you really make it through that whole list? It gets a big tedious towards the end. Kudos to anyone who actually followed all that.

If you 'count' using letters, that list goes all the way down to Plan M!!! Okay, okay... Plan L, since the last one isn't possible without medical intervention.

This is my life. Limbo is my life. I've somehow adjusted to this, but I still don't always like it.

I'm still rooting (and praying) super hard for Plan A.

Pray with me?!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely praying for you all and hoping His plan unfolds for you much sooner than later!

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