Time goes faster and faster as life ticks on, so I barely realized that this day had come, but it has and I don't know how I feel about it.
This is December, and I really am missing Oregon right now. Mt. Hood is most likely covered in snow, but the days are still sunny and warm here. I long for real cold weather and rain and green trees and family and my mom's oven that always smells like cookies. I miss my mom's heat vent from her old oil furnace that warms you up toasty, quick. I miss working at my old job where the residents would be putting up their trees and I miss hanging out with my friends.
But I believe that I have grown up a lot, a lot, A LOT in the last six months. Which to me, means that I have learned to live humbly. I have learned to make due. I have gone from "I can't live without a washing machine" to knowing that Zote soap is the best for hand washing your clothes. I know how to buy only what we need because there is no room for excess. I've learned that a lot of the things I thought I knew about the world and people were mostly wrong. I've learned to have complete trust in God because somedays I just don't know how I'll ever make it another second, but then I do.
Here is a recap of my life in the last six months or so...
|Learning to love my life August 2014|
|Saying goodbye a second time, August 2014|
|Helping Cecilia adjust|
|September or October 2014 (notice that I am getting skinnier).|
Here's to the next six months and to the rest of my life...