Its been awhile since I have blogged. It is not because of lack of things to blog about that is for sure! In this last month or so I have gone through some rough things. However, two things I know for sure is that God loves me and that I am here for a reason.
I know God has been teaching me not to hold on to things in this world or to care/worry about material items and money. About a month ago I learned that my grandma had accidently given away all of my personal things that I had left in boxes at home to Good Will. Praise the Lord that the boxes didn’t include pictures or things from childhood, only my things from California which included my Bible College books, winter clothes, ski jacket, college diplomas possibly my social security card…etc. It was difficult to hear this news but again these are just things. These things I cared way too much about so they were taken away. But it’s ok now if I ever have grandkids I can tell them when I became a missionary I gave away everything I owned and moved overseas : )
The next morning after I found out about my things my house flooded up to about a foot. It could have been way worse. We were able to move all of our belongings upstairs and nothing was ruined in my house. I wish I could say the same thing for my neighbors. A lot of people lost a lot of things and some lives were also lost. After a week the water left and I was able to move back home.
The next big event was my roommate moving out. Now I am living on my own. It can be lonely but I hope to have a new roommate soon.
Finally, I made a trip up north this last weekend and while there I think I ate something bad and I got really sick. This wouldn’t have been such a bad thing if I wasn’t supposed to go on an airplane today to visit a team in the south. This trip was supposed to help me decide if God wants me to work with this team in the future. It was pretty disappointing not being able to go. I still just feel really weak. There is time to go another time. I just hate missing out on things and wasting a plane ticket.
Anyways the reason I share my disappointments is not so you can feel bad for me. I know that life is full of disappointments and some of you who are reading this have been through things I could never understand. I just think God uses disappointments to help us long for him and to long for eternity we will spend with him. I still am so thankful to be in
. I have so much peace in being here and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Although I miss my friends and family very much, I know this is right, this is His plan for me…and in His plan there will be no disappointments for eternity! Thailand