Two weeks ago our modem was struck by lightning, therefore our internet was down for about a week.
Last week we had Vacation Bible School, my husband stepped on a nail and was home for a few days, so the world wide web was on of the last things on my mind.
Early this week we visited friends a few hours away, and brought some back to stay with us for the week, thus making trips to my suegra’s house less frequent. For internet use, at least.
It has been weeks since I have talked with some members of my family and friends that I normally keep up with. My blog has seen a couple of posts here and there, but the pictures on my computer tell me I have a lot of posts left unwritten. Skype dates with girlfriends have been less frequent, and I have a list of people that I need to email.
But in these past few weeks I have been in more homes here, had face-to-face and heart-to-heart talks, the young kids from church are no longer shy or scared around me, but will come sit on my lap, run to me for a hug, or hold my hand while walking down the street. (It took VBS for them to realize that the white girl is a person too :) I have held babies of all sizes, including just a couple of days old. We have visited old friends and made new dear ones. More people have come in and out of our front door than the first three months combined that we were here.
I love being busy, jumping happily form one activity to the next. And being a stay-at-home wife in a place where you hardly know anyone is anything *but* busy. Friends from the States would assure me that things would pick up without me even realizing it, and I would be longing for a day of nothing again. I was not quite so sure….
was is a struggle. I tell God, “I want to do great things for you!” He responds, “Be faithful in the little things.” “But am I not better than that? Don’t you want to use me for more than little things?!” He gently reminds me, “No. I am the one who did and does great things in you. I made the world out of nothing. I take nothing and make them something. Be faithful in the seemingly nothingness.”
He has put me here. Here and now. He is the One who allows what comes into my day. He has put me here to build a family, know Him, love my neighbor, create a community, make new friends, and live for Him.
So if you live far away, love me, and do not see much internet activity, please do not worry. I am not going on a internet fast, I still love skype dates, and blogging is something I enjoy. Do not think that something is the matter. On the contrary, things are good. Really good.