Tuesday, October 30, 2007

6500 Miles Later

Salamalakum...er, hi...i mean, howdy. Two and a half weeks ago I lived in Cairo. Then I lived in Boulder, and now I'm in Atlanta. Well, Norcross to be exact. And, I have these three great roommates named Andy, Carrie, and Jonathan. Yes, I'm living with Jonathan's brother and sister in-law. We've had a blast together, cooking dinner, watching movies, playing scrabble, and learning what Guitar Hero actually is.

My time with Jonathan continues to be immeasurably more than I could ever ask or imagine. Who knew love could continue to grow so quickly!

On Sunday, I met the entire Pascual clan. After church, we spent the day picnicing, playing games, and enjoying one another. I'm continually amazed at the favor and goodness of God. I feel like I was built for a family like this! We got to tell our story for everyone, and I've had such a great joy in sharing life with Lola Esther, Jonathan's grandmother whose ring I'm wearing.

No new news on the job front, but the wedding planning is coming along nicely. I'll post again when I have something post-worthy. Until then, call me or send me an email and let me know how you are!

Here's our fun Save the Date:

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ma Salaam Ya Masr

Well, I've made it back to the states. It's almost sad looking out the window and seeing mountains and fall leaves rather than buildings and desert. I find myself wanting to speak to people in Arabic and am disappointed when they don't respond. And I surely shed some tears watching Cairo disappear from the plane.

But, the sweetness far outweighs the bitterness. I have left Cairo to step into God's next big dream for me--marrying the most amazing man I've ever met. I've never been more excited for anything in my life, and know this will be the most exciting and best adventure I could ever have. For this, I have no words to describe how thrilled I am.

More to come soon. I promise!