Thursday, January 05, 2012
Our big news of the day came via email. Michael was informed that our DEROS (Date Expected to Return from Over Seas) has been changed from July 2012 to July 2013! This means that we will be staying in Japan for one more year.
We are very excited and yes, it is an answer to prayer. We were by no means sure that our request would be approved as it was first denied.
I suppose anything could happen and it could change again...but as of today we are staying an extra year. We've simply not had enough time to explore Japan.....We are not worried about our safety. Remember, I WAS raised in the Philippines and during the days when the military wasn't allowed to travel to the south - I lived there. We've always believed we are safest in the spot where God has called us....and through much prayer we've felt Japan is just where He's put us for the time being.
We have given our hearts to Japan and we are blessed God is allowing us to stay one more year. To date 2012 is proving to be a vast improvement over 2011. ::snort::
Michael told me today after MOPS and PWOC board meetings. We told the kids tonight that we needed to have family circle early because Akikso san was coming tonight. Which was true. We read our chapter. We let all talk about what they were thankful for from the day.....then Michael said, "Tonight I'm thankful for four numbers 2-0-1-3. Jared figured it out immediately, followed by Arielle and Nolan in quick succession.
Living all of life before the face of God...
Joyfully Penned by DeEtta @ Courageous Joy at 4:00 AM