to all of my amazingly wonderful family and friends: i can't believe that i am leaving for the DR in less than 48 hours. my time at home has flown by, but i know that God has used it to better equip me for doing His work. getting ready has been a process...both spiritually and physically. i am in awe as i think back to last summer when God lovingly showed me His pursuit after my heart. and here i am- a year later- fully captivated by our amazing Father as He is allowing me to love and care for some of His precious children in the DR. i am honored and eternally grateful for this opportunity. i am blessed beyond compare as i think about how much i have been given- God has placed me in the most amazing and loving family, who consistently support and encourage my hopes and desires- bringing me joy and a place of refuge in every situation. He has surrounded me with the most beautiful friends...who constantly teach me how to live in the moment- enjoying the "finer things" in life...accepting to all. i have been blessed with so much love, in so many different forms, and i am so excited to give out of the Love that i have been given.
i am going to write/update this blog as much as possible during my time in the DR. if possible, i will post pictures as well!
BUT i mostly just wanted you all to know how much I LOVE YOU and thank the Lord for your presence in my life. thank you for all of your sincere encouragement and prayers as i embark on this journey...
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs...You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."