Monday, October 03, 2005

Well less than a month to go before I start training. I am looking forward to the start of a new direction in life. This last week has been amazing. Nothing great or extra ordinary happened. But I realized to enjoy my full last month of American culture, watching TV, reading magazines and books, listening to as many radio stations in 15 minutes as I could, walking through a crowded Wal-Mart, remembering the frustrations of lines and too many people. I took Saturday morning and slept in (well at least till 9). I thought this last month would go by too slow for me. I wanted to be in training, head overseas as quickly as possible.
God’s timing is perfect. Why should I rush it? This month I have made the resolve to enjoy and cherish the little things I am leaving behind. I can worry and plan later. Aaron’s leave from Iraq taught me a few things. One, life goes on. I know my ideas on culture and American ideals will change, but I’ll still be me. Two, I can still do things I enjoy overseas (just probably in another language!). Third, my family will pick-up like I never left when I get back. Fourth, I have great friends who will pray for me. Fifth, God is in control. The last couple of weeks have been a time of reflection. I have seen God’s hand in my life over the last 22 years. I’d say He has done a great job of leading my life (even when I needed a map).
These are the things that last. Everything else is material and God provides.