I (Brandon) wanted to get a quick update in before bed tonight. We (Mandy, Caleb and I) left this morning at 6:30am with my sister and her four kids. We're heading to Indiana and they're going to Illinois. It's been a long day of driving and we are all exhausted. I think everyone's asleep but me :)
I realized an hour into our trip this morning that the main reason Mandy and I started our day with an argument wasn't mainly because we didn't get out of Las Cruces at the predetermined time. I was being argumentative as we were leaving this morning because this trek across the Midwest is drastically different than any other trip in the past. I wasn't prepared for the weightiness of the day, let alone this week. I still don't think I am.
It's difficult to think, and now write, that we've begun the trip through seven states to bury our little man's body. We're not ready for that. Hopefully we will be ready by the time Saturday arrives.
Our God has been faithful to prepare us for every step in this journey and then He walks us through each day, each hour. I am confident He will not fail us in this either. His kindness continues to brighten our days. His joy keeps rubbing into our sorrows.
Thank you, Jesus. We need you so much!