Thursday, September 3, 2009

Day 123...

This time change is throwing me wayyyy off. It's currently 2:29 p.m. in KC and 11:30 p.m. in Dubai. I missed Thursday. It got dropped somewhere over the Atlantic...the plane pooped it out with all the turbulence (sp?) I'm sure.

I mean it is hitting me now. I am gone and I won’t be back for a while. I’ve never really gone anywhere. I've never gone more than a month a way from having my parents near or at the least a phone call. My parents, my sisters, my siblings…I feel like I’m going to be missing out on so much…but it’s just something that I just have to do.

I’m scared. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m ready…

Of everyone it’s hardest for me to leave her. I hope she knows that she’ll do fine. She’s stronger and smarter than she gives herself credit for. For 20 years we’ve never really been separated from each other…and now we’ll be an ocean apart. I’m missing her already. I know that I’ve put this off as long as I could, but now is the time for me to go. I’ll be back before we know it.

God led me here. Everything I’ve ever done God has led me there and this is no different. He will keep me. He will protect me. He will provide. He’s answering all the desires of my heart. Thank you, Jesus.

I have all these mixed feelings about leaving. I know that this will be good for me…I know that this is all in a plan that God has for me.

So now that I've been to Houston...took a 14 hour plane ride (which for a 14 hour plane ride it was pretty awesome), met some cool friends in Dubai...I'm ready to ride a camel.

I'm totally taking on Morocco...head on. Keep me in your prayers, all.


Caitie said...

I am so proud and excited for you. Ok and slightly jealous. You are going to do GREAT things. Love you, miss you.

Scootentien said...

This is Scott from Auntie Anne's, hehe. I wish I could go, I really do. Haha... I've been wanting to go to other countries for a long time. One day I'll make my adventures around the world.

It's nice to see you'll be keeping a log of your journey. A friend of mine went to West Africa for her work (I can't remember what exactly it is she does. At least, I don't know how to explain it). But it was amazing to see what went on there. It was inspirational to read. Blogs are always interesting to follow.

I'll be praying for you and I'll get my friends here at Park with me to pray for you as well. I hope you have an amazing time! Below is one of my favorite Scriptures that I think is fitting, hehe

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

marie said...

morgan is so excited for you! like i said before - you are an awesome role model for her - and from you, she will see that it is natural to feel the full range of emotions, and use that positive energy to do exactly what you are meant to do - running towards your destiny with your arms wide open, your hair flying back and the sun reflecting the smile on your face...

love you, tia marie, tio patrick, and morgan

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