Today I am crying for almost no reason.
WHAT is wrong with me?
Watching NCIS with the fan on high. Reflecting on the weekend.
Grateful to a husband who has dedicated so much time to translate the talks of the LDS General Conference into Amharic.Proud to hear his voice on the live streaming audio.Amazed at how many people it takes behind the scenes to make conference happy.Humbled by how much I have to learn. My need to grow and change and improve.Sad that We are no longer in Ethiopia serving.Reminded of the work we do here, and the impact it has all over the world.
Reflecting on the last year.AT THIS TIME, we were pretty sure we would be living in the US. MOstly sure. Trying to decide. I had accepted a Job.
We were a few days out from being married.
we WERE FREAKING OUT.
Trying to decide how to balance our lives. Our families that lived across the world from each other. The Opportunities of both countries, the rewards, the chances for service and growth.
It made getting married all the more stressful.
Then we attended the temple for the first time.
And were able to attend General Conference.
& it didn't seem to matter any more.
We would be ok.
No matter where we decided to start our life together.
It is crazy to me now to look back on the last year and see the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father.
How He has guided and directed our life here.
The little things.
The reminders of why we are here.
The sustaining power we have felt this last year as we battled [immigration/cultural adjustments/doubt] together.
The blessings we have received from being full tithe payers.
Now a year later, time has gone by so fast.
wE've battled immigration, cultural adjustments, waiting for paperwork that never seems to come. Health problems & changing ideas.
We have made friends.
been hermits. Learned to drive. & learned to fight.
and even though life is challenging.
& sometimes frustrating.
It is also beautiful
I am grateful for a husband who helps sustain me.