God Is In The Details
As you know, we are going to São Paulo on June 19th so I can have metabolic surgery which is, regrettably, unavailable to me in the United States. I never imagined the details that have to be worked out.
We have to fly from New York because there are no direct flights from Boston to São Paulo. A direct flight isn’t so important on the way there, but on the way back? After surgery. Yeah, a direct flight feels better.
So now, we a/ have to get to New York City the day before, b/ have somewhere to stay, c/ arrange a car service to get to JFK the morning of the flight, and d/ figure out what to do with the car for the twelve or so days we’re out of the country.
Of course, we’ll drive to New York
Ask friends to let us camp overnight.
Ask my ex-husband to take the train into town on a Sunday, get the car, go back to his home in Brooklyn, and park it on the street.
Oh yeah, put him on the car insurance which means getting his driver’s license number and date of birth so his driving record can be checked.
Arrange to let him know when we arrive in Manhattan. Park the car in the meantime.
Call the car service to take us to JFK.
And that’s just the day we leave.
Figure out how to get from GRU in São Paulo to our hotel.
Figure out how to get Brazilian Reals in Boston, how long it will take, what it will cost. Because I’ve read a tourist guide São Paulo and discovered that when we arrive at 8:25 PM on a Monday, the kiosk that does currency exchange will have closed.
There are more but I won’t tire you with any more details.
The thing about details, dear one, is that the closer we get to needing them, the clearer they get. None of this was clear on the day I decided we’d go and do this. As the time gets closer, more and more details fill in their own blanks.
I’m much happier trusting the details to God and taking action as they’re revealed to me than thinking that the devil will screw up the details and I’ll be caught out unprepared.
Bring on the details, Holy One.
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