Africa. Can you believe it?
Who on earth thought I would be the one to travel the world?
I'm excited though. And Taylor is beyond thrilled to finally go to the place he feels he has been called. He is such a passionate guy; I admire that about him. He has a heart for the people in Africa, even though he's never been there. God's been preparing him for this. He is ready to go. Ready to do the hard work. Ready for whatever God is going to put in our path. I think he's been ready for years.
Like I said, I'm excited, but I'm still nervous. I tell everyone I'm ready to go, but not ready to leave. My family is here, my friends are here, my awesome job is here, with all my awesome students. Nothing familiar and comfortable is there. God didn't call us to be comfortable though; that would just be too easy.
That excitement of something new is still there though. I mean, we're going to Africa! How often does a person get to say something like that? I get to experience a whole new culture for nine weeks. I get to live with the elephants and the zebras and gorillas. Well, sort of.
A lot of emotions, a lot of stress have gone into this process. Not to mention all the planning and organizing, things that neither Taylor nor I are any good at.
In one week, we will be on a plane to the other side of the world.
This will be an adventure. :)