Okay, by now people are probably tired of seeing my lengthy Facebook posts of how happy I am to be in Ethiopia, so I decided to put it on my blog because it’s a lot easier for people to avoid my blog than for them to avoid my Facebook statuses.
Here is my most recent epiphany:
I have lived many places, and honestly, many of them felt like home. So while I expected lots of challenges moving here, I hoped that I would at least grow to love my life in Ethiopia.
What I did not anticipate was to suddenly find a hole in my heart being filled. It was a hole I didn’t know was there. I never knew I was missing a piece of me until I found it.
So my best analogy of this feeling is that I can only assume this is it must feel like to find the one person in all the world you commit yourself to marrying.
I’m sure there will be hard times (and there have been many already), but right now, I’m in love, and I am committed deeply and will choose to remain committed even when it grows agonizingly painful or tedious, even when it isn’t easy, even when one of my husband’s brothers steals my phone.
Everywhere I’ve lived before this, those places were boyfriends, but Ethiopia, this is my husband-home. This is where I am committed, devoted, in sickness (like right now) and in health, for better or for worse, for iPhone or no.
In essence, God is going to have to use a crane to pull me from here if He ever tells me to leave.
Ethiopia, I never want to leave you, and please don’t ever kick me out.
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