May Day

It’s May first and I am just not happy about that, at all.

I really, really thought I’d be in Uganda by now.

Without going into too many boring details, our court location had to be changed and that has put yet another delay on setting the actual date to appear before the judge (which, of course, also determines our travel date). New papers are being express-mailed today. I can only hope things start moving quickly, soon, and in our favor.

I don’t really do well in limbo. It feels like everything is on-hold. People ask about plans a few weeks from now, or even into June, and all I can say is, “I don’t know–I don’t know if I’ll be in Uganda or not.” I am just so weary, on every level, of waiting.

But we really are running out of time. Besides hoping to be back in late June/early July for a family reunion, so my extended immediate family can meet Pearl, our homestudy has to be renewed if we haven’t done this by August. Renewing it means spending several hundred more dollars that I’d really rather see go to supplying the orphanage with food and school supplies. And I can’t even imagine being away in July, when we’re trying to get our kids ready to start the new school year.

I know there are reasons for everything, but from where I sit, this needs to have happened yesterday!

How appropriate that May Day is also a call for help. I’m asking for your help today, to pray for the following:

  • A court date set for sometime THIS MONTH!
  • That Pearl and I would be back by the end of June
  • For safe, healthy travel
  • For all of us –especially my boys– to handle well our many weeks apart
  • For Pearl’s health, safety and peace of mind as she waits for us

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. -Ephesians 3:20

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