I am aware that I am long overdue for a post on here, and I’m not exactly sure where to pick up. So, I’ll start with something simple. My lack of posts has not been due to lack of activity. Quite the opposite actually. Life has been busy and my brain has been full. A lot has been going on and I haven’t been able to figure out a way to express some of these things since I am still figuring it all out. Maybe at some point I’ll be able to share them, but for now, I’ll just share what I do know: the simple things in my life that just are.
I don’t know much right now. But here’s what I do know. I live in a beautiful place. Really. Active or not, volcanoes are cool. And there are five of them in my town. Plus the one that can be seen next door in the DRC. Sometimes I think they look strange standing alone, covered with green (unlike the mountain ranges in CO), but really this makes them look that much more impressive. Preschool consumes my life. But I adore my students. They are worth it. Rainstorms can be inconvenient. They can also be cleansing, and they make for a clearer sky. Rwandans stare. They also smile. I am white, which means here, sometimes I have a captive audience, whether I want it or not. Flowers are pretty. They are also strong. African tea is good. Weakness is difficult. There are no strangers around a fire. Quiet time is important. Playing sports releases endorphins, and endorphins make you happy. Sleep is necessary. Friends are a blessing. And cold showers are cold. Oh, and electricity…sometimes it’s surprisingly calming to not have it. Also, Psalms 13:5-6. I know that God is good, and will continue to be good. Always.
Here, look at some photos.