Tomorrow changed everything.
Well...today, if you're not reading this until Friday, September 10th.
Anyway, tomorrow, a year ago, I got a phone call.
A phone call that I had been waiting on for months.
A phone call that led me back to Mississippi.
But not in the way that I thought.
I've come to realize over the past year that God rarely works in the ways we think are best. Something about that sounds biblical.
Isaiah 55:8 anyone?
I know, I know...why have I not realized that until the last year?
Call me hard-headed.
That's only one of the things I've realized over the past year since this crazy adventure got started.
Other things include:
- nieces are so much funnier in person
- sometimes hugging a friend after a long time apart makes it feel as if it hasn't really been that long
- there are jobs where your co-workers care about you and aren't just acquaintances but rather, friends.
- there are jobs where you can actually leave work at work and not stress every night about what needs to get done.
- lots of other things that if included would make this list would go on for a long time because there's just SO MUCH.
I'm so glad that God never stops working on us.
That we're continually being conformed more and more into His image.
That's all I got.
Well, not actually. You should totally watch this video because it's pretty cool!! Except, watch it without the sound because the sound was annoying to me.
I know...how do you write something that wonderful and meaningful then end it with a Pac-Man video?
I don't know.
But wait, it's not over.
Compassion has a group of bloggers in Guatemala this week. Reading the bloggers posts back in the spring is what led me to sponsor a child in Kenya (Lillian. She's cute. And has the same birthday as me. AND she has 2 sisters and a brother. Crazy!! Not crazy...God, but you know, that's the word I use when I'm left without words).
Anyway, I read Ann Voskamp's post this morning at work and if you don't finish reading this post just to go read that...do it. Oh my goodness, usually I don't get her posts because she uses words that to me are too 'flowery' and big (I bet y'all are smarter than me and can 'get it' :) ) and my little mind doesn't get analogy well...but man alive, that post. If you haven't read it yet...seriously...go read it. I just linked to the same post 4 times because I want you to read it!
And, you'll probably need a tissue.
Also, Shaun Grove's post was awesome as well. I totally get the Long Distance/Slow Violence thing. So so sad.
Can you help? Can your family sponsor a child? More than one? It's so rewarding. I've received two letters from Lillian and they just make my heart happy.
SO...this is actually the end of the post. Y'all please consider sponsoring a Compassion child. Whether in Guatemala or Asia, Africa. Just...somewhere.
Help end poverty.
Help bring justice to the impoverished children of the world.
Help bring Hope to these kids. :)