When Aaron went down to the wharf this morning to check on the Lavusi, they said "Not tonight". A little bit of engine trouble means we're shooting for Saturday night. Saturday night means we get to the village on Sunday night. And the village feast day begins bright and early on Monday morning.
So, what do we do to stay sane while we live out of backpacks and remember all of those last minute things that still need to be done?
Especially those of us whose primary love language is physical touch.
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." Psalm 27:13-14
~We look for the ways that we see the goodness of the Lord in this delay.
I woke up to a text a few days ago saying my grandmother had been taken to the hospital. With the extra time we've had in Honiara, we've been able to stay well connected with my mom to get updates on Grandmother. We were also able to use improving technology to call my dad for his birthday.
~We get silly.
Let's face it. Moving is hard. Thinking you are moving, and then putting on the brakes is even harder. These amazing girls have done that twice in the last week. We've packed up school books because we thought the Kosco was coming, only to unpack the school books and start back to work again. Only to hear that the Lavusi was leaving on Friday to pack up the school books again. And now we're delayed at least another 24 hours. Playing games and being goofy together helps solidify the family bond and also diffuses the stress and grief that comes with our frequent moves.