The last day has arrived, goodbyes are imminent. Only hours left. So, what has taken place to be ready for this trip to Uganda? Well, first of all, much planning has taken place. Dates sorted out, schedules made, preachers lined out for the absence. Then, shots have to be given... :-[ Medications have been prescribed. Shopping to get needed supplies such as clothing that is appropriate, shoes, even glasses for Anna. Supplies for our beloved missionaries are also purchased and packed. Messages have been prepared, and even a lesson for Anna to teach has been worked on.
On the homefront, plans of the hardest kind are discussed, such as what to do in an emergency, if someone is injured severly or, if someone (namely, Craig) were to die. :-( Bills are payed, vehicles are maintenanced. We are taken care of.
On a happier note, we give many hugs and kisses. There can't be too many. We plan many projects to get done while Daddy and Anna are away. We also make plans to visit family in Astoria, OR. But mostly, we plan on their return!! With great anticipation, we look forward to Daddy and Anna getting back and telling us all about their adventures on the foreign mission field! We can't wait to see the pictures of orphans and other natives of Africa as well as the animals they may get to see! I personally can't wait to see the affect this trip has on my daughter. What a life changing event this will be for her. I enjoyed the experience when Naomi went to Papua New Guinea and I know it will be similar with Anna.