Those of you who haven't been near or talked to me for more than 5 seconds since last Thursday may not know it, but Christy left for Tanzania a week ago. She's due to come back on the 26th. Please keep her and her group in your thoughts and prayers. If you're curious, check out our blog for her thoughts on going back. The Cliff's Notes version is that she loves being there--to hear her talk about it, Tanzania is one of the greatest places on Earth. I love to sit and listen to her tell stories because it's so obvious that to her, it really is! I will say for sure that after listening to her, I'm sold!
It means a lot to me to see her being the woman I love--passionate, caring, loving, and diligent!
While this is her sixth trip, it's actually the third she's taken since we met. She left for the first one back when we were dating. In fact, she'd just met my parents for the first time that Memorial Day. Back then, she was participating in We Care Ministries when she was in the 'States, so I knew that the next time I saw her would be more than a month (almost two) later. I knew when she came back that my wait for a wife was over. I also knew that if I could be apart from her for as long as that trip was (or seemed to be in my mind), I could do anything!
Soooo...thinking all this one week after my wife of (now) three years left for Africa, I find myself confident, but still...I miss her!
I love you, baby!