Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Our Motto...OH, WELL!!!


Woke up this morning to find...no water! Joys! I must be getting soft ! I lived for years without running water and now I don't seem to know how to function without it!!! Oh, well!

The electricity was off for a bit this morning as well!!! Venezuela going green!!!! To think I lived for over ten years without electricity and here I am whining!!! Then my Hubby tore my beloved air conditioner out of my room!!! And today was the day I planned to wash all the curtains I need to sell at the sale, and I planned to empty all my closets and drawers of my bedroom in the COOL air conditioning!! Oh well!!! We only have the one air conditioner! Oh, well!!!

Looks like the shipping should go on the boat today. Thanks for your prayers! The boat arrived two days late in port here which gave us more time!!!! Tomorrow, there is a big government function there ,so if it doesn't get loaded today.....oh well!!!

We only have a few things in the smallest possible container. We are sharing it with another American family who is leaving. The two families together only managed to cover the floor of a twenty foot container. Mostly sentimental family things. No furniture!! We did have some pricey air plane parts we needed to ship back to the states as well as two wing tanks we had brought down to install on the Cessna 206 for extra fuel during jungle flights. But then when we were told to leave and so they never were installed. oh, well!!!!

The girls had an evening with friends last night. Pizza and ice cream. And good byes! It is hard on them to leave friends and home again. We just did this 18 months ago when we left the jungle.
I know they will be strong women because of all they have gone through. I know they are tough kids and will come through even stronger. I know the Lord will not require of us more than we can bear!! I rest in that peace and I have seen Jewel, who is 16, get stronger by the day!!! so... oh, well!!!

Please continue to pray for the legal matter we are dealing with!!! Urgently!! partly, I think God is allowing all this so that we are READY to leave! The hassle makes you just want to GO!!!Pray we keep a good testimony and are able to take the nonsense thrown our way in these last days! I can not share with you all the things we are told and have to just TAKE!! ARGGHH!!! oh, well!!

So.... Pray for God's perfect will in our lives and that we have the grace to go through it as His witnesses without shame.


HEY! At least, I have time to blog!!!!



17 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing, Rita. We can only imagine!!
Susan

Linds said...

I can imagine the "Oh Wells" well. I have done an international move, but effortlessly (sort of) in comparison to yours! Lots of ridiculous hoops to jump through. Oh well says it all. Nearly over, now, Rita.

NspiredByFaith said...

I know it must be hard to leave friends there, but after all that you have been through lately....It will surely be good to be in the states. Praying for you all!

juliec said...

Reading your blog, JungleMom, always puts my little troubles in perspective. Prayers for your family, that you all make it out safely and with as little trouble as possible.

Ashley said...

I'm praying for you all! It always seems like nothing goes your way when it's something important going on...but God knows! And there's always reasons why stuff comes about. Glad that you're still having a joyful heart about it all though! I'd be pulling my hair out! LOL

beakerkin said...

Keep up the good work.

When you get a chance I have an excellent interview with a Cuban American. Someday I would like to do a similar interview with you.

Bob said...

You have my prayers for you and your family.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

"HEY! At least I have time to blog."

We are so grateful to the Lord that you do. You are such a blessing to us and I have no doubt you all will do nothing that will bring shame on the name of our Lord. It is such a comfort to see each blog and to know that for one more night you are all safe and sound and getting ready to leave. It want be long now. May the time pass fast and things go well and if they don't, I know God will give you all the grace to bear it and one day you will be in Paraguay. We are praying for you, and remember "Joy comes in the Morning." connie from Texas

Jungle Mom said...

Connie. Your comments are always so encouraging! Thanks!

Jungle Mom said...

beakerkin, I will read it as soon as I have a few minutes!! Maybe in a few weeks, once we are stateside I could do the interview with more "candor".

daniel said...

Nice image!
His Grace is comforting even amongst our worries.
I pray you have a smooth transition.
FTGF!

SERENDIP said...

I love this sign. Did make the sign yourself with photo shop?

jennifer said...

I am praying for you and your family. I pray that all goes well, and that the move will go safe, well, and stress free.

Of course moving, and leaving something that your children have known is very sad, but God is leading you to another place, with another mission I am certain.

M.J. said...

My heart is really heavy for you and your familt right now Rita. As a sister in Christ, I would like you to know that I love you, and that I am praying for you daily.

Pam said...

The girls will be strong women just like their older sister Jackie! Keep the positive thoughts coming!

PortraitofPeter said...

Remain focused and strong throughout this ordeal and may all the prayers offered bring you all safely back to the U.S.

groovyoldlady said...

Blog, yes. Flush. No.