Sunday, June 28, 2009
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.