It's hard to believe that it has been three weeks since I left Indonesia. So much has happened and yet, we are just the same people, regardless of where we live. We are enjoying the beauty around us, meeting new friends, visiting churches, playing at the pool, going for walks, and soaking up all that summer has to offer. This weekend we are headed out to a wedding (that I get to photograph!) and then on to Michigan where we will be visiting friends and family for the next month. I'm excited...to be a family, to see friends, to soak up all the beauty and fun that summer throws our way. It isn't all easy—we have lots of things we are trying to work through, but in practical ways and in matters of the heart—but we are happy and healthy and together. God is working and moving and His words for me for this year, Watch & Wait, have been ringing in my ears for weeks. Lots of watching. Lots of waiting. Lots of learning to let go of control and trust God to lead us on the path He has planned for us.
I hope you are soaking up summer as well. Make memories with your family. Cuddle more. Play more. Walk more. Bake more. Love more. After all, today is the longest day of the year. Happy summer!
P.S. You can see more pictures of our first few weeks in the States HERE. I've enjoyed having a place of sharing fewer typed words and more heart words. Photography fills a sweet place in my heart.