Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Waiting Period

Nicaragua, here I come... well, soon! 

These lyrics are from the song "The Call" by Regina Spektor. Not only is it one of my favorite songs, it is also very fitting for this time of transition.

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon

And follow the light
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye

In about a month and a half, on December 4th, I will be leaving for Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua. I am going to be there for 2 years as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC). I will be living in an intentional community with other volunteers from the United States and teaching English. My hope is that during my time in Nica I will not only be immersed in another culture, language, and lifestyle, but that I will also have the privilege of accompanying the people there.

After working at camp this summer, I have been spending my time reading, traveling to see family and friends, and trying to soak in the little comforts of being at home. I have been experiencing a wide range of emotions: sadness in saying goodbye to friends, family, and places that I love, excitement when trying to imagine what life in Nica is going to be like, anxiety about teaching and speaking Spanish, gratitude for this incredible opportunity.

I cannot wait to begin my journey, but I know God is teaching me a lot during this time of waiting. Thank you for your prayers and support.

May your soul rest in the arms of the Creator.

1 comment:

  1. Adrienne,

    You were MADE for this and I can't wait to see God use you and work in you. You will be in my prayers always and I will talk to you soon!