Life's funny, isn't it?
The way I see it... I'm in Europe... with my baby girl. Sure can't complain about that.
I decided to walk to church today. I didn't exacly know how to get there from the new apartment, but I knew which general direction to go, so I just started walking!
I just kept walking until I saw something I recognized, and then I knew exactly where I was. It was a beautiful day (no wind, thankfully) and it made me happy! It ended up taking right at an hour (maybe 4-5 miles?), but I made it!
I dig an adventure.
I really do, but you know why I walked for an hour in 6* temps for church?
Because I can.
God gave me a healthy, capable body and it's my job to take care of it. I have had to learn not to take that for granted. It's possible I've learned more about myself in the last 30 days than I have in the last 30 years. I know of a lot of people (and now know of a handful of orphans) that would love to have the chance to walk... anywhere.
So I walked.
I even spotted a little taste of home on my way :)
I had a great day. Mostly thanks to my new friends.
(Most of these photos can be credited to Max who comandeered my camera today, but I just love the pictures he left me!)
As soon as I arrived at church, Diana greeted me with flowers. So thoughtful.
Max is too cool to smile ;)
After church and fellowship, Diana, Nate, and Max took me out .... for (Americanized Ukrainian )Mexican! Ahhh!
Yes, "The Cockroach"... complete with a hispanic cockroach. I promise it was good!
I'm so unbelievable grateful to have met such generous people during my time here. I miss my family and friends, but if I wasn't going to be with them- I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. Can't wait to see my Annie-girl tomorrow!
LAYLA, BRYNN, AND CALE (AND NATHAN):
Thank you SO much for the cards you made and for singing to me on Skype!! I loved seeing your beautiful faces as soon as I got home today. I cannot wait to see them in person and have one big giant group hug!! Please put the cards somewhere safe until I get home so I can get a better look. Love you, love you, love you!