The good news:
John's still here!
The ambiguous news:
We have no idea when he's leaving.
Government bureaucracy, red tape, blah blah blah .
We're (still) cherishing every day we have together, trying to live as normally as possible with the knowledge (and lack of) that he could be leaving any day.
I believe that even this was known to God and is part of the necessary equipping for what is to come. What if we always lived every day watching and waiting for what God has for us in that place where we are? How much more intentional would we be in conversations and relationships if they could be the reason we are "waiting?" How much more quickly to obey would we be?
We say we trust in God's timing, but then we act as if timing is ours. (I can't be the only one who's felt that impatience and frustration when things don't go according to my plan. Right?)
So, that's where we are. Waiting and learning and loving.
How are you doing?