When I made it back to the nail salon, I still had to wait a few minutes, so I pulled out Chonda's book and started reading. This is what I found in the Prologue:
"Without the assistance of that Divine Being...
I cannot succeed. With that assistance
I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me,
and remain with you,
and be everywhere for good, let us confidently
hope that all will yet be well."
Tears came to my eyes. You see, my dad called me this morning and was upset about me driving alone in Atlanta. I could tell that he was really worried. And all I could say was, "Daddy, I'm going to be okay." It also reminded me that I am nothing without God. Out of all the people that we've told about this trip, not a single person has said, "Ya know what, Laura? You're heart's not really in it. You know you really aren't going to move. Why don't you just cancel the whole thing? Why waste everybody's time?" I say that because most of you know that Wayne has kinda had a change of heart. And if I didn't have that sense of peace that I have and know from my own personal experience that God always works wonders in my life with my occupation, then I would cancel and I would say, "Forget it." The truth is, my heart really is in it. I want to give have a great interview and I would love for them to pick me as their choice. This part's easy! It's the choice I have to make about whether or not to go that will be the hardest.
I plan to do alot of soul searching and prayer tomorrow when I finally do make it to Rome. I'm bringing my Ipod and Bible and new study book. I don't plan on really even turning the TV on. I just really want to spend some quiet time alone. Of course, I may have to take a "blogger-break" if the hotel has a computer stashed away somewhere.
Until then, keep praying. God is in control.