Thursday, July 26, 2012

Random Thoughts: Dentist, Cookies and Books.....

Today was another day of goodbyes (until I return in two years). I said goodbye to my dentist :) Now if you are like me the dentist is not someone you mind saying good bye to... usually... Today as I received my clean bill of health and as the dentist said "See you in a few years... Brush well! Its up to you now." Reality set in.
Two years.... not a long time, but long enough.
Two years.... what will God do in those two short years?
I am excited! Nervous, scared? Content.
I am so thankful that my God is in complete control as I prepare to go to the Philippines as a missionary!

My next stop was the town hall... gotta let them know that I am going to be gone too :) Then it was home to celebrate another 6 months with no cavities (this entails eating chocolate chip cookies of course!) My sister makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies. So I curled up on my bed and enjoyed them! While I was doing this I was reminded that this may be the last time I get to eat her cookies.... wow....

My afternoon was spent holding my littlest brother(who is ill) and reading to him. We read Make Way for Ducklings, Fluffy and Baron, If you give a Mouse a Cookie, If you give a Moose a Muffin, Little Blue and Little Yellow, and The Big Red Barn. As I held his little four year old body on my lap and read, I couldn't help but think of how big he would be when I returned.... 6 sounds so old....

As I started to ponder and reflect on these things reality hit me... Why worry about two years? Why should I get worked up about a trip? I am not even guaranteed tomorrow, or my next breath.... My heavenly Father is in complete control. He will provide the finances that I still need. He knows where they are coming from... I just need to relax and put it into perspective... and JUST LET IT GO! My God is BIG... He will help me through the trials and the hardships the next two years will bring... He also knows the JOYs and the AMAZING opportunities I will experience. I am excited to see where this path will lead! Please keep me in your prayers though as TRUST and PATIENCE are very hard for me... But my God is greater than all my needs! I am so thankful for all He has done for me!!!!