Hey! Hey, you! Guess what!
I'm 19 today! Oh my goodness, I am so old.
God has been so gracious to me and blessed me with 19 wonderful years on this planet. I am only starting to realize now how big and beautiful and FULL this world is. I have so many people to know, and so many things to eat, and so many planes/trains/automobiles to ride...
To quote Willy Wonka, "I have so much time and so little to do... Strike that, reverse it."
This trip to Nigeria has opened my eyes to the vivacity and excitement of life, as well as the daily struggle it can be. My heart is being stretched to include a whole other set of little people. I only have 3 weeks before I'm back in Canada again, and I'm already feeling that melancholy, bittersweet feeling. I'm so excited to go home and see my family again, but I'm also so incredibly sad to leave these kids.
But I know that with the care they receive from this home, it will (most likely) raise them up into being solid Christian brothers and sisters. So I can see them once again in eternity. One can pray! That would be the ultimate birthday present. 19 new brother and sisters for my 19th birthday!