|Docking in Conakry Guinea|
While we were home I read Katie Major’s second book “Daring to Hope”. Her first book documented her life as she moved to Uganda, founded a ministry, and adopted 13 girls. I thought her second book would follow suit and document her falling in love and having a biological son. I read her book on the beach, in coffee shops, and lounging at book stores.
I was exhausted from the 10 month field service. I navigated parenthood amidst 450 people while being a contributing member to community, and overseeing the crainiofacial program. I left Cameroon depleted.
During my “me time” I sat in comfortable chairs as I dove into Katie’s book. I was thinking it would be a light and fluffy love story, I was very wrong! Instead I found myself weeping at the aforementioned beach, coffee shops, and book stores as I read an authentic story of how to find hope when life is hard.
I am trying something new this year. Instead of using my energy to convince God my way is best, I am trying to align my heart to His and want what He wants, even when it looks like pain or even death.
This year our freezer is stocked with Spanish bacon and cheese. My heart is ready to try to align to Him. Maybe at the end of this field service in Guinea I will leave a little more full and hopefully I will have learned a couple more things.