Monday, May 9, 2011

New Life

Life is like a roller coaster. There are magnificent highs and devastating lows.

I feel like I'm at the top of the roller coaster right now. Life couldn't get much better. Evan is home. We're all adjusting nicely.

We've already made so many memories with Evan. It feels like she's been here forever, but at the same time it's hard to believe she's been home for three weeks.

I feel like I'm living in a dream. School is out for summer so I don't have to worry about grades or homework anymore. I watched Disney's Tangled with Evan. I think she's going to like princess movies! We played football in the yard with Evan and Levi. They laughed and laughed and laughed! It's like we're catching up on all the time that she should have been with us.

I leave for China in 24 days. I'm very excited, but I'm also curious to see how it will compare to Peru. I've only ever been one place on a mission trip, so I have nothing to compare it to. I will discover now whether I love Peru, or whether I just love the mission field.

In the midst of all this, though, there are still days when I feel like breaking down because I miss Peru so much. But I don't even think it's the actual country of Peru. It's the friends I've made there. The children I've fallen in love with. The feeling that this is what God has called me to do. I'll hear a certain song or watch a certain video and my heart will feel like it's being ripped in half because I want to go back so bad. I especially miss Carmencita.

But through the goods and bads of life, it goes on. God has seen fit to bless me and my family immensely. Why, I can't say, but He has. And we are so grateful for it.

1 comment:

  1. He has blessed your family, sweet girl, because your heart is open to see "true blessings". This post tickles me, because most who look at your family (and our family) would consider us "poor saps" because we don't drive a Mercedes or BMW, live in a multi-million dollar home with a sizeable mortgage, and have 2 healthy children bound for a college scholarship at a top university. It is really so funny and tragic at the same time. We are with you, Tori, blessed beyond measure...full and overflowing...asking God to continue to fill us with His precious treasures that come in precious unexpected packages. Love you so much!!!