Sunday, June 28, 2009

Right now, I am happy just to be here.

Right now, I am happy just to be here. I am continually amazed by how well my life is going in Pine Ridge. I never expected to feel as content as I do. I am satisfied just to be a daily part of the lives of the family that has taken me in here. They have taught me more about community, and God, and myself than I could ever wrtite here. I don't know where God will bring Andy and I when we get married, but I sure spend a lot of time trying to figure it out. Part of me hopes God will bring us back here. In the midst of this isolated community that may seem to be the last place a newlywed couple would want to settle down, I see so much potential to be a part of something great and humbling here. I think God chuckles at the fact that I, once again, think that I can plan my own life. Lately, though, I have been thinking that maybe it matters less where Andy and I are than we think. Maybe what really matters is how we live. That will me a much more difficult, daily decision to make in the long run.


  1. i am so happy you are enjoying your time... Jake and i are wishing we were there as well. We sure miss everyone. what have u been doing? Also keep blogging i love to read them!!!!

  2. Hi Alissa, I was glad to get your e-mail notification about your blog. I hope you remember me, I brought a group to PR in 2008, from Wichita. I took a group to Booneville, Arkansas this summer (Youthworks, of course!) and I met a girl who knew you. I wish I could remember her name, but I can't, she was the area site director, she spoke very lovingly of you and Andy. She caught me up on your wedding plans, etc.! It's a small world, isn't it! My daughter, Emily, was married to Farron, you met them both at PR, on September 13, 2008. They have been doing well, they have struggles but always work through them, having God in their lives is all they need! They are now expecting a baby in February of 2010! I can't believe I'm going to be a grandma! We all send our best wishes to you and your soon-to-be husband, may God bless you both. Geri Doll