>Every night this week I went to bed with a million things running through my mind, whether a to-do-list for the next day, plans for the future or memories of a special moment spent that day.
Every day this week I woke up feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the number of things I needed to accomplish and the mere thought of leaving Thailand.
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling peaceful and a little bit excited. It was my last day in Thailand and I prayed that God would guide me through the day instead of the stress that had been guiding me previously.
It was a pretty good day. I woke up early, accomplished a lot of tasks, and said goodbye to a lot of friends.
I met with Sharon in the early evening yesterday. We have been prayer partners for a while and our weekly prayer times are so important to me. They are refreshing, growing and a lot of fun. While I am in the states, Sharon is moving back to New Zealand and yesterday was our last official prayer time together. I have to admit that when she left, I broke down. I was supposed to be at the 4th of July party last night and instead I was hiding inside, overcome by grief. I love that living here allows me to meet people from so many different places but I hate goodbyes because there is a good chance that I will never see a lot of those people again. So, last night I wept and I grieved for the loss of an amazing friendship shared between Sharon and I. My life definitely won’t be the same without her and the thought of her not being here when I get back makes me want to cry all over again.
Again, I pray for peace.
I leave for the airport in a few hours and then I will spend the next twenty-something hours traveling. Please pray for my travel. Please pray for my trip to be fruitful and restful. Please also pray and ask God to provide enough finances to cover my trip in the states.
I’m off to finish packing and the next time you hear from me, I’ll be in the U. S. of A.! 🙂