20 Oct

Software guys are somewhat known for underestimating and I am no exception. Here are two things I significantly underestimated:

  1. The stress of setting up house from scratch in a new country: finding new stores, getting to / from them securely, the amount of time required to rebuild a kitchen, and the stress on Vicki to learn to feed us all in a completely new environment where she can barely speak the language. Add to this the amount of time required for language school, which has added to the stress. And the emotional stress of being separated from Michael and Rebekah as well as dear friends.
  2. The strength of my wife, by God’s grace, to deal with these challenges. Vicki, you are more amazing than ever and I thank God for you.

8 Responses to “Underestimated”

  1. Sheri Barber October 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    His mercies are renewed every morning! Great I Thy faithfulness! Praying the Lord I’ll meet your every need. Sheri Barber

  2. Judy Chandler October 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    Your mom thanks God for her, too! I love her much.

  3. Vicki October 21, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Many opportunities to remember God’s words to Paul in 2 Cor. 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Thankful for His grace, mercy, tender care, and great love moment by moment.

    • Millie October 21, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      Orando por ti Vicki! “Su poder se perfecciona en nuestra debilidad” (part of that verse in Spanish, one of my favorites)

  4. Salli Milledge October 21, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Amen! Praying this week will bring small victories to encourage you all.

  5. Paul Robyn October 21, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Stay encouraged, Brother! Many are praying for you and you know you are right where the Lord wants you right now—He will provide for all your needs. That doesn’t mean it will be easy! It just means you can rest in the surety of remembering that you are in His hands!

  6. Rebecca October 21, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Our Father provides…even before we know what we need!!

  7. michael CHANDLER October 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Vicki, the amazing, is now amazing squared. Great post. We all agree. You are blessed. We be proud of all of you.

    Love, Dad

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