Stressing out

So, sleep has not come so easy to me these days. Last night I was jostled out of my REM cycle a number of times because I woke up from a dream that I was in Italy with no place to go, no way to get there, etc. The usual "ohmygosh-I'm-leaving-for-Europe-in-three-weeks-and-so-many-loose-ends-
have-yet-to-be-tied" dream. :) I also woke up saying "June 21, June 21, why does that sound so familiar." And with another jolt, I was running down the stairs for my jury summons. I was supposed to call last night to see if I had to report today.

God is probably chuckling at me right now. I know he's not stressing out, but his messy haired, just woke up and extremely disoriented little girl is. He had yet more mercy on me and I do not have to call again until Wednesday. (Note to self: Call on Wednesday!)

My trip planning, from all appearances, has really been quite amazing. There was a period of a few weeks in which I was almost certain that I would have no way of getting to Europe despite my already having paid for a full program there. But I knew the Lord had called me to ask him for all my needs and I did. Well, miracle of all miracles, a man who owed my father a business favor decided to give me his frequent flyer miles. Long story short, I don't have to pay for my airfare to and from England!! I laughed and cried at the same time, for quite some time, when I found this out. God is amazing, and this is just the easy stuff for him.

Well, I thought I'd share that. Rachael and I are also going to be able to stay for free in Florence at a family's house. Now we're just looking at places in Venice and Rome. This trip could have been so expensive, but because we're both in earnest prayer, God has truly provided every step of the way. We only have a few more steps, so I'll keep you posted.

Posted by Portia at June 21, 2004 10:43 AM