this is my 4th summer in the city.
every time I become so excited when I see the signs of summer.
the smell of charcoal.
late night bike rides.
roadside fruit stands.
front porch conversations.
babysitting tonight reminded me of how much I enjoy city summers.
we sat on the front steps and had dessert and it reminded me of the summers I spent sitting on our front steps when we lived in the Midwest.
so much is yet to take place this summer…
I intend to run my first 5K.
I will be camping A LOT.
I will partake in many many MANY bike rides.
I will watch many sunrises.
I will enjoy as much time with my friends as possible…especially before my roommate leaves the city.
I will find joy in all of this.
everything that I will partake in this summer will have been given to me by my wonderful Father and Savior.
how overjoyed I am with the grace, peace, love and joy He extends towards me.
I am constantly amazed at all of what God had provided to us all.
especially everything we didn’t want to have or didn’t think we were suppose to have happen.
God knows what is suppose to happen and how everything is suppose to be.
my plans changed quickly in the last month and half.
I was anticipating to move to Thailand for the next to years to teach. I was preparing to move everything, find plane tickets and start teaching.
God has bigger and better plans. I didn’t see it like that at all.
I was upset that God didn’t let me get this job, move to Thailand and try and learn a new language.
I clearly am not ready to go there yet because I was only looking at what I wanted and thought was best for me.
even though I was upset with not receiving this position, I do think God wanted to see how committed I was to moving away and not being able to attend a number of events in my family’s lives.
God is working and doing something even if I have no idea what it is and don’t see where it all is leading me.
all I can do right now is enjoy the city summer, my job, camping trips, seeing my family, church softball, babysitting and listening to the nudges of the Holy Spirit.
let the wild rumpus begin…