Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Today is the Day

I'm sitting here at a Starbucks, putting together thoughts to capture this moment. Today is the day, the day that I hop on a plane to Africa.

Let's just sit with that for a second. I hop on a plane, to Africa

This is a dream come true on so many levels. And how often do you approach a situation, and really know that it's going to change your life? Most of the time, the gravity of something doesn't hit until it's over. You end up looking back in hindsight, and thinking "wow, that was a big game changer!"

But this is different. This, I can walk into knowing that it will be something that I remember for the rest of my life. I want to appreciate every single moment knowing that it may never happen again, because for all I know, it won't. I want to soak up every part of Africa, and tuck it somewhere special in my heart to keep for long after I leave the soil. 

It's crazy to think that all of this is happening as a result of a gchat conversation {thank you, Google!}. 6 months ago, Diana told me she was thinking of going on this trip. I did what any normal person would do, and asked if I could come too. I don't think either of us thought I was serious, and yet, here we are, 12 hours away from getting on our journey to go serve in Africa

We serve a crazy amazing and creative God, that's for sure. 

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Thank you for loving me, and supporting me, and encouraging me. Thank you for inspiring me, and motivating me to live with reckless abandon for Jesus.

I won't be updating my blog, but I will be updating Facebook, Instagram (@sweethomesb) and Twitter

I love you, and I'm thankful for you. Every single one of you. <3

See you on the other side!


Pamela said...

eeeeeeek! So excited for you!!! Be careful & have a FABULOUS time! Praying!

Angela said...

Yayyy! So excited for you! Definitely will be praying for a life changing experience. :)

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

eeeek!! So so exciting girl! =D

Something Infinitely Interesting said...

That is soo amazing, can i come next time! lol

Gina Alyse said...

Have an AMAZING time! Praying for you to have a safe journey and that God will show you His amazing love!

xo, gina

Miss.AishaLC said...

Have a great trip! God is good!


Sybil Brun said...

Smiling so big looking at this joyful picture of you! You are an inspiration and a blessing to so many! Now go forth and be a blessing on the other side of the world. Thank you for fulfilling your calling to make disciples among the nations! I am so crazy proud of you! Love you!

Annie said...


Clearly I cannot tell you enough how excited I am for you. In three hours you're boarding a plane out of California! Eeek!

Linnea said...

So happy for you. Praying for a safe, fun, and wonderful trip for you.

Hilda said...

Have fun and may the Holy Spirit illuminate you on your mission. ❤️

Bernadette said...

Hey Amy,

Your feeling is all too genuine. I am excited for your opportunity....and I envy what you feeling to ' soak every moment' while you are in Africa.

Point of correction. That won't be the last time you are in Africa. By your first visit, you are already too connected. I mean it. Count on me.

Nell said...

How incredibly fabulous is this?! So excited for you. Go be wrecked! :)


Hena Tayeb said...

oh wow.. that is so amazing. Enjoy!