Being Sheep

"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep."John 10:14-15

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Freaking Out

Today I had a bit of a freak-out moment. I realized that it's very likely we'll be in Ethiopia in a month (though it could still be a bit longer). That didn't sound so bad until I realized it could very easily be 4 weeks or less. Yeah, 4 weeks. That sounds like really soon!! Yikes! I'm going to take a trip to Ethiopia! And stay there for a week or so! And bring home a baby I don't really know! Yikes yikes yikes!!!!

Thankfully I have a few friends and family members who were willing to tell me to stop freaking out. And my mom offered to come for a couple of days to help me get ready (trying to clean the house really well, be fully caught up on things like laundry, and have extra easy-to-prepare food in the pantry. I also need to write down a bunch of info for my mother-in-law who will be watching the kids, buy a few more things and... pack.

So to help me feel less freaked-out today, I thoroughly cleaned out the fridge, freezer, and chest freezer. I also cleaned and organized all the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Tonight I'm going to make a big grocery shopping trip and hopefully also finish cleaning the pantry. And I started setting aside which baby clothes and such I'll be taking with us.

I think I'm officially "nesting" now. ;)

This Saturday is my baby shower, and I'm super excited!!!

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