Archive for August 27th, 2008


So there’s this song called Anticipation by Carly Simon that I think summarizes how we feel as we wait to find out where we’re going.  (BTW, neither of us are necessarily fans of Carly Simon, but the lyrics are appropriate.)  It’s mostly about this guy she likes, but there are few lines that are quite applicable.

“We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway, yay…
Anticipation, anticipation
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waitin'”

It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to wait for an email that will determine your “destiny” for the next 2+ years. It’s similar to a job hunt and waiting for the employer to call you back. But in this case, we know we’ll get the job, but which of the 20 will it be, when will we be leaving our current job, how much training will we get, and in which country/continent will we end up.

And all we’ve been told is we will find out by “late August.” There are only a few more days left in August, so hopefully by Friday. But as Kristen wrote in the previous post, one of the persons making the assignments emailed this morning to say it could take up to two more weeks.

Anticipating it all…it’s keepin’ us waitin’.


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5 steps

Jackson took 5 steps this morning. He has been so frustrated this week teething and trying to walk! I am hoping he has a big breakthrough soon so he isn’t so frustrated with life.  He is getting more and more stable.

We however are getting less and less stable as the anticipation about where we are moving builds. Pray that they tell us today!!!  And pray that we feel peaceful about the place they assign!

Amended: Seth just recieved an email that said it could take a few more weeks to find out….we had previously been told by the last week in August, which is this week. The guy might be pulling our leg by telling us all to be patient because we know they are meeting until tomorrow. Anyhow, Jackson and I might take a boycott vacation if results aren’t forthcoming quickly.

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