La rentree

C'est carrement difficile pour moi d'exprimer mes sentiments sur les derniers 18 mois. Comment puis-je commencer? Je ne sais pas.

I can't decide how to do this blog post. I have been home for three weeks. Sometimes I look down and go, "holy crap! Where is my plaque!" Then I remember I don't wear one anymore. Sometimes I am in the store with someone and they go down a different aisle while I am looking at something and I stop and follow them since I can't be alone... but I can. Sometimes people call me by my first name and my heart twists a little. You can't call me that! But they can.

Coming home from a mission is just wonderful and terrible all at the same time. You are figuring out your next step, ("where am I going to find a job?") you are trying to speak in English, but you don't want to stop thinking in French because you don't want to lose it. You are happy to be with your family, but you just want to go back to France and teach people the gospel.

So yes, it is an adjustment. Its funny when you are leaving though. You know it isn't the place you belong anymore. I committed to the Lord that I would spend 18 months in France, sharing the gospel with His children there. I did that. I gave it everything I had. Some days were not perfect. I didn't always say the right thing, especially not in French. But I loved every minute of it. Now it is done and it is time for me to go home and do other things. Would you like to see a few pictures of some people I really love? Good, cause here they are.

There is more. There is so so so so so much more. If I could write every single day of my mission on here... well sometimes you'd be bored I'll admit. I think, however, there would never be enough space for me to describe what I learned, and who I hope I became, and what I am still trying to become. So I'll try to share some of that here. Explain why I went. Show some pictures of where I went. Talk about people I met, things I learned, things I taught, and maybe even have it all make sense to you.

I have missed you my blog friends. Renny is back. Let the beautiful thoughts begin! Avec beaucoup plus de français cette fois-ci! Il le faut!


Ruth said…
So glad you had a wonderful mission and so glad you are home to your family as well. On to the next adventure!

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