Lubbock Journey – Day 0 – The Move


July 1, 2009

Well, here we are.

We left Bermuda today with just a bit of fuss. Points to note: if you’re going to lose your bank card, the day you leave your entire life and social network behind and travel to a different country for school is a great time to do it. But we managed to work it out without toooo much drama.

The goodbyes weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they would be, but it was still hard. It’s a bit inane to say we’re going to miss our family, but it’s so succinctly true. I remember looking at Noah and just wanting to cry – I felt the lump coming. Between b, Nik and Nyla, it was looking like a bit of a train wreck, but they got through it. I imagine the first few weeks will be tough on everybody though.

Slight run-in at US Customs. Today was more than 30 days outside of the start date for school, so the officer had to get a little guidance from her supervisor in the office. She left us standing there thinking we might not be allowed into the US today.

Talk about fervent prayer!!! The gates of heaven were assaulted with petitions during that 5 minutes.

And of course, God worked it out. The customs officer turned out to be a guardian angel – gave us lots of helpful advice for navigating customs and border issues in the future. And yes, we were allowed in.

No dramas with the flights, luggage or car rental. Praise Him.

Kami quickly ran us through the lease at Wyndham, and handed us the key. Dropped off the bags, and ran out to Hawthorne Suites. Hoping to get a great night’s sleep in the king size, and kick in for day 1.

So tired. Sleep now.

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