Monday, March 17, 2008

been a long time coming

i know.
i'm terrible.
forgive me.

but these last couple months have been near indescrible in their velocity and magnitude. it's been movement since january. blitz lived up to it's name and flew by. not only did we meet some amazing kids who i can't wait to see on the hayfeild in june, but it provided a vital time where we could grow from being students with a kairos commonality to a family of confidants. it was vital because right after blitz we headed to honduras and i believe that if we had not been as tight as we were, outreach would have been a very difficult task. but it was amazing, not only in what we saw and did, but i was blessed to learn more about my brothers and sisters, to witness their passion and see their hearts. there were moments when i was seriously astonished by how well we worked as a team, getting construction projects done quickly; how positve we stayed, living out of blue duffel bags and sleeping on cement floors in cramped one room schools; how encouraging we were to each other, after the rain caused our five hour hike through the rainforest to a very slippery, very dirty one.

(sidenote: even though it was long and hot and extremely dirty and uphill and downhill, it was the most demanding, cleansing, wonderful, beautiful experiences of my life and i would trek those opolaca mountains with just three litters of water and my bible on my back again any day.)

honduras was like clean water through my spitiual digestive system; it washed me out but i felt refreshed and energized and stregthened, not just by the love we tried to show the villagers, but the love that they reciprocated to us. we didn't just bring the joy with us; we were met with joy everywhere we went.

and then there was spring break, which after driving to minnesota, driving to wisconsin, driving back to minnesota, driving to chicago, driving to kansas, and flying to san jose, left me more exhausted then all the hiking in honduras. but i had some wonderful time at home, spending it with friends and family and trying to soak in as much sun as possible before returning to kansas. good thing too because it's been gray and rainy the last couple of days.

and now we're getting back into the swing of things. we're all a little awkward around each other, but i blame that on our lack of team momentum. soon enough the old jokes will return and one on ones and the love that at times is a little too much and then we'll be begging for a break.
but for now, life has resumed and it is as it always was and it is as it should be and it is right.
it is right.

it's good to be back.

1 comment:

Erika said...

It is good to have you back! :)