I would’ve gladly paid $100 for that shower

Kids are asleep and we are fighting fatigue, hoping to hold it at bay until 8ish when we’ll gladly give in.

Scott found us a great deal in a furnished 2-bed apartment downtown for us to acclimate and try to get our body clocks adjusted a bit before we go to stay with Cru coworkers on Thursday. (We’ll stay with friends as we look for a house to rent.)

Here’s our view.


The flight from LA to Melbourne was simply hard. The kids didn’t sleep on the first leg so were so very tired by the time we got on board in LA.

Here’s before tears, when the newness of in-flight entertainment was still fresh.



Thank you to friends who prayed for us in hour slots during the travel–we are sure the trip would’ve been even harder. Like it was for Sarah, a mum (like how I’m already learning the language?) with 2 kids a little younger than ours. The man next to her family started cussing her out because her kids were crying. I would’ve been a crying mess.

And there were times when the kids actually slept (even if the best sleep came as we held them) and we got a little sleep, too. The best chunk came when Joshua slept on me like this–slipping farther and farther down–for 2 hours a few hours before we landed.



More praises: We landed 30 min early with all bags accounted for, 3 airline people helping us take our 18 bags thru customs, a couple in front of us in the flight who could’ve been unkind/impatient with the crying and kicking of the wife’s seat but they weren’t.

Some Cru coworkers picked us up–a car and van needed– and I was immediately endeared to Mary who started reading to Lizzy as we waited for the cars.


Oh, and another praise–the apartment people let us check in really early at noon. Oh, the shower!

Goodnight/Good morning!


8 thoughts on “I would’ve gladly paid $100 for that shower

  1. Melba Bentley September 16, 2014 / 10:40 am

    We are so grateful for your safe (but very difficult) flight!! It was such a blessing and relief to hear Scott’s voice saying you all had safely landed and were in your apartment!!!! Can’t wait to Skype—AFTER you have had some days/nights to sleep-sleep-sleep and catch your breath!!!! Thank you so much for the update and pictures!!!! Love you all soooo much!!!! : ) : ) Love, Mom : )

  2. Christina Marquis September 16, 2014 / 11:09 am

    So glad for the update. You look exhausted, but at least the kids are smiling. Prayed for you off and on Sunday/Monday. Keep us posted about what else we can pray for this week. God is faithful.

  3. Janice Trierweiler September 16, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    I love your updates! The pictures are great. So glad you have arrived safely. You are in my prayers!

  4. Shannon Hammons September 16, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Whew–so glad you made it through safely and (mostly) sane! Praising God for the mercies He bestowed, and praying for rest and readjustment for you all! Thanks for the great update.

  5. BSue Goodwin September 16, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    I’m praising God for your safe arrival and y’all had smiles on your faces! Amazing isn’t it how the light of Jesus shines through y’all, even when you’re tired.
    I will keep praying for a smooth transition, good health, great sleep and for your family to continue shining His light.
    Blessings to you and yours, topped with lots of love. ❤️💙💜💚

  6. Susan September 17, 2014 / 12:12 am

    Who are you going to live with until you find a house to rent?

  7. Terry and Ellen September 17, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Our prayers for you continue. Great up-dates. T & E

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