August 6th!! The big day!
I am so anxious to get to my new destination and yet so emotional about leaving my biggest support system behind….my family 🙁
This morning was filled with so many tears. But not of sadness…they were tears of happiness, joy, pride, excitement and love. I feel so honored and blessed to have this opportunity and I feel as though I’m a vessel of change for those I leave behind. I feel such a heavy amount of pressure to go and exceed. I have so many people rooting for me and wishing me well. A member of my church who is a military vet gave me a scripture that the clergy read to her unit whenever she was being deployed and it helps put my heart at ease and I’m sure will help me as I embark upon this journey. And maybe it can help you all as well.
“God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right – he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you – under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing – not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
I checked my bags in which luckily were the perfect weight. Then I had to part ways.
Here are some of my sappy pictures from my see you later day =(