Hello again! Thank you for those who have chosen to receive email notifications of my posts. I am excited that people are truly interested in my upcoming journey to Ecuador – and the preparations. Thank you very much!
Last time I wrote, I mentioned that I had a lot of items on my “to do” list. While I find it interesting that things continue to get added to the list, I am happy to say that most of the BIG things have been taken care of at this point. Yay! I’ve found a storage unit, chosen NOT to purchase international insurance, had a will written, located a place to sell my car, and booked my flight.
The last major item to complete, which has my heart all over it, is finding a foster home for my dog, Hannah. If you are not a dog lover, you might not truly empathize with this struggle, but trust me . . . it is H-A-R-D. Let me tell you what I am learning.
Patience. Trust. Patience. Trust. And . . . patience.
A few years ago, I was reading from Oswald Chambers’ book, My Utmost for His Highest. Something has stuck with me ever since then . . . gracious uncertainty – click on the colored words to be linked to the website with more about this amazing and encouraging perspective. I need to remember that uncertainty is not a bad thing. I can trust that God will provide, and I don’t always have to be completely certain about everything . . . even with my dog. 🙂
This week, I should find out the city where I will be placed to teach while I am in Ecuador. I am excited to discover which city I will be in so I can begin learning about the area. And then I can tell you where to come and visit me!
Thanks for the suggestions of “St. Louis Things” do to during my last days here. I did bike on the Katy Trail, which was pretty great . . . until my bike tire popped. Yeesh. I must say though, that day was one of my favorite memories this summer. It was completely relaxing being out in nature, wonderful being able to talk and laugh with a good friend, beautiful eating lunch outside, and hilarious when the tire-popping incident occurred. 🙂 With the summer officially winding down:
- What has been your favorite memory from the summer?
- What made it memorable? Who were you with?
I’m excited to hear from you. Thanks again for reading! Hasta luego.