23 September 2008

Two Months

Today marks two months in Kitale. It's crazy because it just doesn't seem like it's been that long.
I remember, before we left, thinking it would feel like a long time, but it would fly by (the same way you say, "I can't believe it's Christmas already" and "Doesn't it seem like New Year's was a million years ago?")

I think that our first two months have been better than we've expected. I think they have brought more excitement and fewer arguments than I anticipated. We have been a part of so many more organizations and ministries than we had planned.

What's the most shocking to me is how obvious it is that this is exactly where God wants me to be. I knew that He was calling me here, but I expected days of homesickness and sadness, days when I just wanted to go home...and I have had moments of missing my friends and the convenience of a washer and dryer, but I have not thought about packing up and heading home.

I'm super thankful for that...
I only hope that on the 4-month anniversary I can say the same thing. We'll see, right?

Thank you, again, to all of you who helped make this trip a reality! Thank you for reading my blog and for your prayers...I can't even begin to explain how much your support means!


MamaSue said...

Allison, if your internet stays up long enough for a great read, I recommend you lose yourself in this blog: http://alirae.net/blog/ It's the on-going saga of another Ali who is a 20-something girl called to Africa by God. She's on the other side of the continent (Liberia) in the NICU on Mercy Ship. Amazing girl, amazing writing, amazing story. I promise you'll love her more than any sexy vampire!

The Maguires said...

I have missed you for 2 months! I am so glad that you are there, right where you are suppose to be. Your blogs make me so happy and proud to be your friend. really, YOU make me so happy and proud to be your friend AND I like to read your blog about what God is doing in Africa through you.
Love you!