Today is March 9th, officially there is now one month left until my departure date! It is super exciting to me, and yet so unreal at the same time. I mean sometimes it doesn’t even feel as if I will be going at all. I don’t think the full realization will set in until I actually get there and get settled.
What will I feel when I’m actually in the sky and on that airplane, when I finally realize I may never come back or see my loved ones (friends and family) again? I know that the Lord has called me and that is the most important part, He has called me to be a missionary until He returns. It is a high calling and one that I don’t take lightly.
I know that I will need His help every step of the way and I know that know matter what He will hear and guide me. I don’t know what else the Lord has in store for me, but all I can do is take one day at a time and trust Him to handle the rest.
One month, that is all the time I have left to spend time with those that I care about. The realization is sinking in and yet it seems as if nothing was ever going to change. In my mind I know better, after all I am leaving and yet part of me still has this feeling that I may never get there.
Am I excited? You bet I am! I have been waiting for what seems like forever and now it is just right around the corner, unbelievable, right? All of my life I have waited for the moment when my dream of becoming a missionary would be fulfilled when I could actually say that I was going somewhere, and now that moment has arrived.
Now don’t get me wrong you can be a missionary no matter where you are, and you don’t have to travel across the world to be one. In fact I am technically already a missionary, I have started my labors here in my own home. But to certain people God gives the calling that He wants them to go into another part of the world to do His work. And I just happen to be one of those people. =D
And it is all coming to a head in just one month….