Can you read his necklace? It says AFRICA.
And in a few short months the boys and I will be heading over there.
I still can't believe it is happening.
My grandparents are missionaries there - and have been for a long, long time.
My mum lived there until she left for college and has only been back a few times in the past 30 years.
I spent the year after I completed highschool living in Nigeria with my grandparents.
It was life changing.
My mum is going over this November and when I told Paul in a wishful thinking sort of way how fun I thought it would be to be in Nigieria with my mum he said we'd make it happen.
And, after much prayer, it is happening.
This past week I have gotten all of my vaccines needed for travel.
My anti malaria pills are currently sitting on our kitchen counter.
The boys have appointments with the international travel doctor the middle of July.
Passport forms are filled out and ready to go in.
I have talked with a travel agent - who has not only given me invaluable information about direct flights from Atlanta to Nigeria (who knew!?!) but he also found prices cheaper than I could find myself.
I am looking at being there for 5 weeks.
5 short weeks in my beloved third home with my grandparents.
5 long weeks away from my love.
While Paul will be greatly missed I am thankful he has encouraged this adventure.
I am so excited to travel with the boys and to introduce them to a new culture of beautiful people.
And I am excited to finally be sharing this with everyone.
Good secrets are meant to be shared.