Yes!!! It's true, I have it! I actually have an official date to leave for Peru. I think back and remember how many people asked me: "when are you going to Peru?" "do you have your tickets yet?" or "So when do you leave?"
For months I lived in a fog not sure when I would leave....not sure if I'd be around for this event or that...not wanting to commit, not wanting to make plans... It was torturous to live my life up in the air like that. Ready to go at any moment...yet waiting, still waiting. I wonder if that's what Jesus meant when He talked about His second coming? You have to be ready to leave, not get entangled in worldly pursuits and yet still to wait patiently for His coming. He chooses the date and the time and we are utterly dependent on Him! Whew! talk about feeling dependent... That's why it feels so good that something is solid, defined and planable.
Now when push comes to shove (there will probably be a lot of that going on!), I have to fit my life into two large suitcases, a small one and a laptop bag. It's kind of overwhelming and I'm trying to be ruthless with what to take and what not to take. The problem is that I have too many hobbies like art, knitting, etc, etc. Sure I've been living out of my suitcases since August but there have been a lot of random things sitting around in my room as well! :0) It's time for reality to come into focus.
Here's the date that I'm leaving:
Saturday, January 27th at 7:20pm
I have an American Airlines flight to Miami and then off to Lima, Peru. I'll get into Lima bright and early on Sunday the 28th. Woohoo! I'm just glad that I had the option to choose American Airlines because they will let you bring extra weight in your suitcase (provided that you pay of course!). Woohoo!