I bought a new pair of brown converse low-tops before coming here. Which was a good thing considering that here a pair of converse is going to set you back 60€. Not cool. Anyway, I think these new guys are finally broken in. The shoe laces are starting to get dirty. The heels are starting to wear down. And they’ve stretched out, so now they fit just right. I think it’s just another sign that life here has started to become just plain old life. However, that doesn’t mean I’m becoming less focused. If anything it just means I’m becoming more focused. I can finally start concentrating on why I’m here.

Today was a busy day. It was good. I walked a lot. That was really good. Drank a lot of coffee. Even better.

I’m beginning to learn things about myself.

I’m beginning to think about what life will be like when I get back to the states.

What I would like to do there. What I would like to do here. What I would like to do in both places.

You know what? This is the first chance I’ve had to stop and think about life within the past 24 hours, and so much has happened within the past 24 hours.

Why can’t I always remember that God’s plan is perfect?

Why can’t I always remember that nothing surprises Him?

Why can’t I always remember that He is a good God?

But I remember now, and these words don’t seem as important anymore.

It’s time to gather up my stuff for the beach tomorrow.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarah
    Oct 12, 2009 @ 21:35:23

    cheeks! i just got my macbook back at the end of the week–sat down with your blog tonight. what a journey!! i love you, dear one! have been, will be praying…”more is caught than taught”…craig says it all the time, and i hear your heart crying for it!! …and for His guidance when it is the time to speak…find your rest and strength in Him! mongo-hugs and stayed prayers!


  2. SGRWebster
    Oct 12, 2009 @ 21:54:38

    I’ve been asking myself some of those very same questions today, Amanda.

    I’m on record that sometimes having the right questions is more important than the right answers.

    vaya con Dios.


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