Upon our return from Kenya in May, Michael will graduate from medical school and officially become a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine). We found a new apartment that we will be living in for 2 1/2 months until the beginning of July when Michael starts residency. Our current apartment in Federal Way was going to charge us an arm and a leg ($1056 before utilities!) to go month-to-month, so God provided a one bedroom apartment available exactly when we needed it (mid April) with a 2 1/2 month lease! Who could have come up with anything more perfect? :)
In the meantime, Michael and I have become Craigslist junkies trying to sell everything we own before we leave for Africa. We are sleeping on an air mattress, which I find more comfortable than the bed we were sleeping on that previously belonged to Michael's grandparents. We are eating with plastic disposable dishes since most of our stuff is packed in boxes. I think God is preparing us to be good missionaries by practicing going without.
So to sum it up, we are living wholly in the unknown; we don't know where Michael is going to residency yet, how God will use us in Kenya, and what He has in store these next few months. I am caught between loving where I am now-- serving in paid and volunteer positions I love--and knowing that it must come to an end when Michael and I start over in whatever city God is calling us to next.