It’s so amazing how completely changing culture, surroundings, friends, and climate can show you so much about yourself. I’ve been seeing different things pop up in me; strength that wasn’t there before, parts of me that are not actually “me”, but rather traits I have acquired from other people, and areas of vulnerability that I have been able to reveal. I’ve been learning more about myself and seeking the Lord to help me find my identity in Him, rather than my identity in the world.
The weather here has been quite moody the past week or so; it doesn’t seem to know whether it wants to be grey and depressing, crisp and sunny, frigid and windy, or simply wet and freezing. Friday night it was snowing outside, but it’s actually rather funny how I found out (for I didn’t notice right away). I was on kitchen duty and needed to wash the floor, so I was walking through the dark hallway to get a mop. As I neared the office door (going slowly for lack of light) suddenly
Hannah flung the door open and leaped out right in front of me yelling something. I gave a startled cry (for not only was it dark in the hallway, her exclamation was completely unexpected) and I fell to the floor, which made her laugh so hard she went on the floor as well. We both laughed hysterically for a minute or so, rolling in the middle of the hallway and getting a surprised and confused look from Kelly who was walking by at the moment. Hannah was excited about the snow and was going to proclaim it to the world, but I happened to be in her way at that moment and, apparently, gave her even more amusement because of my startled reaction. leaping through the air right towards me. I in turn gave a startled cry and fell to the floor, which made her laugh so hard she went on the floor to and we were both laughing hysterically while rolling in the middle of the hallway for about a minute, it was pretty funny:) lol She was excited about the snow, and was going to proclaim it to the world but I happened to be in her way at that moment, which gave us both a story to tell and a good laugh. It's the second time she's scared me unintentionally haha
The Lord is working great things through this DTS, but there are constant obstacles to cross over along the way. There are distractions, warfare, and challenges to conquer, all things defeated by prayer. Thank you all for your prayers, they mean so much to me!