How low can you go?

June 3, 2009

This isn’t the first time Simon and I have been in limbo since we got married, and certainly not since we started dating.  I can’t count the times God has drawn me to a place of complete and utter dependence on him: no idea where I’m going, certain only of Who is taking me there.

We moved everything we own into a storage unit over the weekend.  It’s odd – and freeing – when all your worldly possessions are in a 10×10 room.  We’re staying with my mom and dad (and whoever else will take us) for the few days we’re around over the next two months, and we’re committing this time to praying for our future.

Desperate to plant ourselves, to start our family, we are trying to enjoy this season of uncertainty while it lasts.  I get the feeling that one day, I’ll be looking back on this time and missing the way God showed himself to me, the way we just had to let go of worldly securities and trust in His plan for our future.

We fly out to England tomorrow, and we can’t wait.  We haven’t been back since last September.  I think that’s a record, even for me.  Since 2003, the longest I’ve not been in England is, I think, about 8 months…

I’m looking forward to meeting our friends at the pub on Friday night, having a drink with Veronica and Laura and Beshlie and Sophie; to sipping a coffee at Caffe Nero and sitting by the big window so I can watch people walk by; to praying with Simon’s Auntie Anne; to holding my friend Christine’s new son; to enjoying the gray coolness after North Carolina’s sweltering heat.

I plan to update here at Great Smitten while we’re abroad, so please stop by and get a taste of England through my eyes…

3 responses to “How low can you go?”

  1. cory says:

    i miss you already. is that weird for someone who never really sees you to miss you when you’re out of the country?

  2. Christina Cameron says:

    Will your flight just happen to be routed through Holland? Because then I could see you 🙂

  3. Sybille says:

    I will actually be in London from Saturday to Monday… I guess that you have a lot to do and many people to see after 8 months away, but feel free to send me an email if you want to meet!

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