Thursday, December 30, 2010

Take a breath, take a step...

Well, this is it, folks! ;)

I'm sitting here on my bedroom floor, surrounded by my suitcases...I have never packed SO much stuff in my life! And my sisters will attest to the fact that I usually pack excessively, but I've never had to pack for such a long trip.

In a few hours, we'll be heading to the airport. It all feels so surreal. I'm still not sure that I've gotten used to the idea of being gone for over four months. The last two weeks of Christmas break have been a haze of cleaning, getting together with friends and family, watching God provide for my financial needs for the trip (being completely blown away by the generosity and encouragement of friends and family), and packing. It's been an awesome break, though.

I don't have time to write much, but I wanted to share this song which has been running through my head constantly the last few days. I think it expresses my feelings quite well!

"I never got anywhere
By running away
I never learned anything
Without a mistake
Never loved anyone
By playing it safe
It's a long way down, but
I'm here right now, so...

Here goes nothing,
Here goes everything
Gotta reach for something
or you'll fall for anything

Take a breath,
Take a step,
What comes next
God only knows
But here goes

And what good is chance not taken?
What good is life not living?
What good is love not given?"

-Here Goes, by Bebo Norman

Not gonna lie, this trip scares me a little bit. It's out of my comfort zone....a leap of faith....a step into the unknown.

But I feel confident that this is where God wants me, and I'm excited to see what He has in store for me in Mexico City!

Besides, He's going with me. :)

I hope to post updates soon!


Al said...

Awww you posted!!! I love you and you're going to do awesome in Mexico. Can't wait to hear from you how it's going :D You're in my prayers lots and lots.

(Hey look, you actually know who I am this time: no creepyness!)

Nadea said...

Wonderful! It's been so good to follow your life in Mexico through your blogging! What a wonderful adventure!!!

Nadea said...

So glad for all the updates you've been posting!

Anonymous said...

:P :P :P

Biting sarcasm at its best. But it worked...I have blogged.