Hi, we’re just back from a family holiday to Perth, Australia.
Still sorting through a ginormous pile of laundry, an endless sea of work emails while we were gone, and the photos on the camera…but I promise we’ll get round to blogging about the days of our trip real soon. 🙂
For now, I just wanted to share a quick thanksgiving and testimony to God’s goodness.
If we’d followed our original plan for the trip, we would have left earlier and planned to be back on the 15th of June. However, a sudden change in DH’s schedule at work a month ago, threw a spanner in the works, requiring us to scramble to rebook our flights, and make multiple urgent long distance calls to change accommodation booking dates twice over within two hours in the same afternoon. And of course, rebook leave dates, etc. etc.
On the 14th of June, our farm stay hosts informed us about latest news of the Chilean volcanic ash impacting the Australian skies and resulting in closure of the Perth airport, right up to the day that we would have originally meant to fly back to Singapore.
Who would’ve known? In our limited mortal understanding, that scramble in May was an annoying inconvenience, but it would have been an even more major (mildly put…) inconvenience to have been caught out at the airport on the day itself with two young children trying to make alternative arrangements to extend our trip.
And that’s just the story in short.
There were many additional small (but significant) blessings as well that came with the changed dates, that DH and I did not realize till we slowly pieced them together into a full picture.
A picture created and framed by our all-knowing and all-loving Heavenly Father. One we’ll never forget, in our vacation scrapbook. (I will share more later…) 🙂
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders You have done. The things You planned for us no-one can recount to You; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.
The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.
~ Psalm 40:5, Psalm 121: 8