I find myself spending more and more time in Philadelphia. On my personal time. I am having a good time. I am living the “single life” for the first time in my life. This past Saturday, for example, I found myself heading to an “after hours” club *gasp* with a group of 5 very eligible, single men. I found myself in a similar situation this past Thursday, though I was home much earlier. It is quite interesting being a woman in a group of men. Sometimes I wonder if they think that I am one of the guys; but I know that they don’t. My one friend always makes sure that I am taken care of…I always have a drink in my hand. He always walks me to my car or makes sure that I am safely in a cab. Such a good guy. I find myself having to check my emotions more than I have in a while…but it is an interesting season in my life.
Work is…insane. Yesterday I worked my first full day at HQ. It was not so easy. My friend asked me if I had to remove my fingerprints to get into the building. Or if they zapped my memory so that I can’t remember what happened. How I wish that were true. I wish that I didn’t know some of the things that I learned yesterday. I left stunned. Shocked. Confused. And somewhat amused. One day, well after my time with this company is over, I am going to write a book. Everyone will think that it is a fictional account of my life. It is a hilarious narrative. Would be more hilarious if so many lives weren’t in the balance. We joke that we have to laugh so that we don’t cry.
My heart is being prodded right now. I got a letter from Peter, the kid that I sponsor in Uganda. He was praying for me and my family and got a verse: Isaiah 30:21. Can you say, “Humbling?” A kid in Uganda, who has sores on his head right now, who is worrying about too much rain hitting his homeland, prayed for me and got a verse from God for me. Wow. And yeah, the verse is spot on. I am so thankful for the bloggers who went on the trip to Uganda with Compassion. Little did I know how greatly my life would be impacted for such a small sacrifice to me, and such a huge sacrifice to them.
So, that is a small snapshot of what God is doing in my life.