It's so good to be "home" in the States. We've really needed this time to reconnect with family and friends, reflect on the last four years, and talk, pray, and dream about the future. There are a lot of questions I am asking, a lot of things I am seeking God's will for. In the process, He is asking me a very important question: What is most important to you? The answer isn't as simple as it seems. It is easy to say that one thing is important to us, all the while spending our time, money, and energy on something else. I'm excited to see where God is taking me with this question and I have the feeling that the answer will mean significant and intentional choices and decisions in our lives.
In the meantime, we are enjoying making summer memories. Playing outside, hanging out with grandparents and cousins, enjoying new-to-the-kids experiences like Happy Meals, road trips, and good ice cream. Summer in America is such an amazing time and I am so glad to share this with our children. We are in Michigan right now and for the next month we will be doing lots of visiting with friends and enjoying all that summer has to offer. I can't wait.
I'll be back tomorrow morning with something special for you as you seek to make your summer memories.
The picture? Making memories this past weekend. I photographed a wedding of a girl we first met when she was in junior high in India. It was so fun to see friends we hadn't seen in nine years. I love that the international community is filled with "see you laters" instead of "goodbyes!"