So it's officially day 4 in my new Virginia home. It's been quite the ride already, I'm not completely sure what I've gotten myself into. BUT....I know it's going to be good. I completely surprised their whole family by showing up at Zach's gradation and received the warmest welcome I ever could have hoped for. His entire family not only accepted the fact that I was here but Christine (his mom) asked if I could stay for the rest of my life before I even told her about m one way ticket. The moment I landed in Richmond, I knew that I was at home. It's been hard already, and I know it's going to continue to be hard, but it's so completely worth it to me. I told God I would give up anything, that I would go anywhere for Him. I never expected to be sent here. But I'm here, and it's right and good and perfect...all in God's timing. I don't know when or if I am going back to California, but that isn't a worry in my mind. God is continuing to teach me about his love, forgiveness, and how to trust him with everything--letting go of my fear. This is an amazing adventure that I feel honored and blessed to be sent on. The fact that God trusts me with something this big blows me away. I know he has an amazing, beautiful, incredible plan that I have hardly even had a glimpse of yet. But I'm part of this...part of something huge and wonderful. God is gonna blow my mind here in the coming weeks, I believe that in full. He has already begun his work--I can trace it back for weeks and months and even years that have all been leading up to this climax. And it's only going to get better from here. God has already begun to rebuild the friendship between Zach and I, which I am completely in awe of. There is so much to be healed and so much to fixed...so much in his heart he has to overcome and be delivered from. But that's not my job, that is God's job and he has simply allowed me to be a part of this beautiful plan and be here to love and encourage Zach.
I'll keep the updates coming :)