One way is to acquire more and more,
and the other is to desire less and less.
“We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”
“But I, by your great mercy,
will come into your house;
in reverence will I bow down
toward your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies-
make straight your way before me.”
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday while I was sopping up tears, overwhelmed in emotion, and feeling rather socially inept I failed to realize something that dawned on me while I was talking to my mom on FaceTime today.
I have been blessed with lots of good friends. I have never had to try and make friends, they just “are”. Before this, I’ve never moved away from the people I know. Before this, never had to try and make new friends because my old friends were no longer in coffee-date distance. My friend are just there, and the group keeps growing over the years. Here it’s different. Coming to a new country, speaking hardly any Spanish, and being the only student in the school doesn’t make for the easiest situation.
I’m always learning. Sometimes it takes me a little while though, haha. I now know that friends do not always fall out of the sky, and that when you move somewhere new sometimes you have to put a little more effort into meeting new people. I should have taken a Saturday and gone to the youth group at my church instead of Lirio. I went to another church’s Wednesday night service last night, and am so glad I did! I met some people my age, and a girl who is practically my neighbor. We are going to do some stuff together soon =) I’m going to try and get to my church’s youth group Saturday if possible; Start doing the things I should have done when I first got here. When I first arrived I just went along with life, until the fact that I really knew hardly anyone here dropped on me. (Along with a bunch of other stuff that day =/ ) I think part of the difficultly did lie in my lack of proficiency in Spanish as well, just mayyybe. =P
Well, good to know for the next time.
Won’t be repeating this mistake.
Learned this lesson the hard way, but the good thing is that I actually learned it.