Friday, May 28, 2010

Hmmm...

So I sit and wonder...I wonder where time has gone? I know...I know...it's so cliche to talk like that - especially when you sit next to your (almost) 14 year old daughter, sitting in Honduras, typing to friends that live countries away; hosting a pastoral conference for national pastors and church leaders, are a nurse, have been to over 17 different countries, and am somehow already 42 years old. I think about what has led me to be here in this place at this time surrounded by the people I am. Some people I love, some people I like, some people I work with, some people I minister with, always new people, always people leaving; standing in lines for everything; buying my food at a butcher shop. I step back sometimes and look at my life and wonder. How did I get here? I know that God led me - opened doors for me - and somehow I managed to follow that road to find myself here. It's a good life. It's a life filled with joys and sorrows. Filled with difficulties, obstacles, and people I both enjoy and I don't. I like it. :-) Thank you God for bringing me here :-)

5 comments:

Ashley Troxell said...

Erin, I'm only 26 and I'm already asking that question... Glad to know I'm not the only one who will be asking it over and over... :)

Missionaries in La Ceiba, Honduras said...

Ashley - SO glad we can commiserate together :-)

Mindy said...

If I could make a way for you to be every place you want to be I would. If only money could buy it or connections provide it. Since I have little of both I will pray for Gods grace and for your precious heart.

Ellie said...

I wonder where time has gone as I watch my almost 14 year old son and think about the toddler that used to be running around my feet!

my sympathies...

Trevor Allen said...

It is strange to look at where we are in life and think about how we got there. It's amazing the journey that God brings us on. I am amazed that I am in Peru. It's so wild... We are doing a Bible study in Joshua and the first chapter is just dripping with wisdom that the whole group could hold as truth and could find immediate application. I'm amazed at what the Lord is doing. I have come such a long way since Costa Rica! I'm so glad that we are friends Erin!!!! :)