Tuesday, March 9, 2010

back in the USA.

(Ruth: My Girl at Bangla Hope, I love her.)

So today is my second day back in America. SO many emotions are flooding my soul and confusing my heart.
I arrived home Sunday at 1:00pm. After 20 hours of traveling I was quite tired, emotionally drained and in need of a nice shower. I was greeted at the airport by my family and friends. I walked down the hall way towards baggage claim and I saw them. Instantly my heart overflowed with Joy. Around 20 of my amazing family and friends were huddled at the gate awaiting my return. They had signs and the warmest hugs. I finally drove for the first time in 5 months. I drove home in my dads convertible with my favorite sister in the passengers seat and Brock and his friend in the back. We cranked some tunes and sang our hearts out. At home there was a party waiting for me, all my favorite foods and many of my favorite people.
Being home is so bitter sweet. I miss Bangladesh, Argentina, My kids. But I am excited to apply all that I have experienced to my life and relationships here. I have come up with a new motto. I want to:
Continue being PRESENT: Not dwelling on or missing the past, instead being thankful I was fortunate enough to be blessed with the opportunity to experience all that I have. Not worrying about the future, but placing my future in Gods hands and living the best I can each moment. My God is So big, so life filled, loving and Joyous: That is what I want to bask in each day.


Jenny said...

"I want to continue being present." Yes please! Me too.

So glad you're back, can't wait to see you!

Brittany Blankenship said...

I love that phrase too. We just heard a sermon about that on Saturday, too. It's still hard for me.
I'm glad you are back and safe! :)

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Tina said...

Wow. Ruth is ADORABLE!!! Janet always talks about her, but she is gorgeous. I don't know how you can leave there and not want to adopt them and bring them home with you! I can't wait to see you and talk to you soon! I hope it's before I leave for Spring break :) Love yoU!

alexiandregg said...

Oh my goodness I love love LOVE ruth. I can just tell that I would love her. She is ADORABLE. Im sure she loves you so much!