I'm writing this ahead of time as I wait to depart for the airport on Wednesday.
We are headed to Ukraine in just a few hours!
I don't know what my wifi situation will be like on Friday,
so I decided just get this all loaded up to automatically post today.
It has been a whirlwind week.
Sadly, I injured my lower back on Saturday and was in so much pain and limited movement,
that I really didn't think I was going to get to go on the trip.
I could hardly bend over....and putting on my socks was excruciating (and nearly impossible)!
But thankfully God orchestrated lots of help for me.
I work in a chiropractic office now, and the doctors and physical therapist are like family.
They took good care of me on Monday and Tuesday.
I believe I had every treatment know to mankind for lower back pain. ;)
And I'm happy to share that in just 48 hours, my back has improved remarkably.
I'm still not 100%, but I'm getting there.
I'm a bit concerned about the long flight overseas.....having to sit too much for long periods of time.
But I'm armed with supplements, exercises, and lots of good advice. :)
This is my ninth trip to Ukraine.
I am so excited to return and greet all of our family there.
It is like a huge family reunion....and they are all so kind to us.
What a privilege God has given me to serve them.... but the truth be told, THEY serve US.
My perspective is always moved to a better place as I go there.
I remember what is most important and am humbled
by the genuine, humble, & content people we visit.
The trip is hard work.....and sometimes grueling.....but worth everything!
It is like a huge amazing Christmas present every year.
I look forward to see what God has in store for all of us.
I'll share as much as I can.
Hopefully I can get some photos and updates posted to Instagram and Facebook.
And of course, I'll dedicate a whole blog post to the trip and the cookies I made for the Ukrainians. :)
Thank you for all your support, love, and encouragement.
Isn't it amazing what cookies can do?!
Instagram photos for this week:
Happy Friday with a cherry on top! 🍒