It’s Time to Begin

This week has been as much of a blur as any week that I can remember.  Without work (except for Karen’s last day on Monday) and with lots of final arrangements to be made, we seemed to be running around constantly.  Our time was dedicated to Sofi’s international health certificate, obtaining a USDA seal, two Chinese visas, some final vaccinations and plenty of quality time with our family and friends.  Oh, and quite a few trips to our storage unit as well.  Over the course of the last few months, we’ve condensed everything we own into one storage unit.  It’s been one of the most freeing experiences of our lives.  Our society tends to just continually accumulate things we don’t need, so getting rid of a lot of it feels really nice.


Our entire lives…in a 10’x20′ space.

Now we find ourselves about 15 hours away from taking off on a plane that will change the course of our lives forever.  We’re feeling exactly as you would imagine: excited beyond belief, anxious about what the future holds, and sad thinking about the incredible people we will miss in our lives while we are away.  Ten months ago we got pre-approved for a loan on a house.  Right now we sit in a room with two “houses” that we will carry on our backs for the next year.  It’s truly mind-boggling to see how quickly life can change when you are called to a different path and you heed that call.

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Cheapest houses on the market!

Early tomorrow morning we will drive Sofi to the airport and set her on course for Lima, Peru.  The three of us will ultimately meet up in Cuzco, our first destination.  Open the tab for Google translator because the next blog post will be in Spanish (just kidding)!

20 thoughts on “It’s Time to Begin

  1. Wishing for both of you a wonderful journey. My prayers are with you every day.
    Good Luck, Have Fun and Stay Safe! Love, Aunt Ellen


    • Thank you, Aunt Ellen! There is nothing greater we could ask for! We are now in Cuzco, our first destination. I have some incredible challenges and stories to share from our experience in Lima, so look for a new blog post soon! Love, Adam & Karen


  2. I just came across a quote that said, “Good things come to those that buy plane tickets”…. with that said I think you’ll be fine! Praying for your adventure. Thanks for being such an inspiration.


  3. My wish for you is that life becomes all that you want it to be. Your dreams stay BIG and your worries stay small. Always remember there is a faithful, never-changing God in control. Bring Him along and you can’t go wrong. I will be reminding Him daily to keep special watch over you. May He be with your comings & goings. Sending lots of love & plenty of hugs.


    • Phyllis- your words are music to my ears! Thank you for the encouragement and the ever-so-important acknowledgement of God’s supremacy in our lives. He will lead us to and through every situation that life brings, and I am so trusting of his plan for me! Your prayers mean the world to us and the love and hugs mean just as much!


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