Friday, August 17, 2012


My mom is amazing.
I know I have said this before... but it is really true!

She's my best friend.
My confidant.
My mentor.

I love her.
I miss her.....

My family traveled to Canada this afternoon.... which is AWESOME!
They are picking up Johnny and visiting family.
The only "not so awesome" thing is that you can't call from Canada....
This is pretty tragic!

Today was the first time I haven't talked to Mom.
Well, I did talk to her once.
Oh wait. Twice... but they were short talks!

Mom has put up with a ridiculous amount of phone calls through this last month and (almost) three weeks....

She has talked to me through many tears and many joys.
She has encouraged, strengthened, pointed me to Christ

Mom never EVER acts like my calls are a bother.... the exact opposite.
She calls and texts to tell me she's available!!

Would you believe that Mom learned to text?
(Btw.. they can text from Canada!!!!)

Her first few were a jumble of letters and numbers....
After finding the space button, words began to take shape....
NOW... we can actually communicate!

Its pretty awesome because we have our own social network....
Forget Facebook...
I'll update Mom every twenty minutes!

I walk around the pond here many times a day!
I love this pond... it is my place to talk to my mom!
I LOVE those talks... I treasure them.. I look forward to them more than anything else....

Mom blesses me every single day with her wisdom and love.

I can't imagine where I would be without her!
She is so dear to my heart!

I love you, Mom!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

God is Good.

God is so good!
I know I have said this in all of my posts... but I am pretty overwhelmed with the depth and truth of those words.

God's good.... no matter what.

The "what" part has been full of blessings lately.

I still miss my family.

But my heart towards being here has changed drastically!

God has given me a DESIRE to be here.

I wanted to serve the Lord!
I wanted to do His will....
But I wanted to go home...

In the last week or so God has given me such a love for the women here and the work that I am able to be a part of... that I can honestly say I'm glad I have eleven more months.

I have never in my life been so stretched... but I have never been so blessed.
It is humbling to see the many things God is showing me and changing in my life... I wouldn't trade this for anything!

I miss my family like crazy... life would be perfect if they were here but Christmas is coming!
And... "I'll be home for Christmas..."

I still cry often....

I still hurt....

But being in God's will is more beautiful and precious than anything I could have dreamed!

A few pictures of life in this new place!

Ahhh... seeing Jo was too good... but true!
BUDIA'S!!!!! So wonderful to see them! 


My morning spot with Jesus!

"Praise God from Whom all Blessing's Flow...."