I love seeing things I have prayed for years for coming true. I can't remember how long I have prayed for a group of single people to be friends with, enjoy life with, and grow spiritually with. I have finally found it. It feels like my heart is finally HOME!
Saturday night as I hosted my Life Group friends after church and saw the crowd of people milling about, eating snacks, making themselves at home, chattering about their week, playing games, and laughing a tear came to my eye as I realized this is what I have always wanted. These people know me. They know my flaws and they love me anyway. They encourage me when I am struggling. They pray with me when I need it. They rejoice with me when I am happy about something. They challenge me in my faith and to reach my goals. They are genuine and real. They love God and they love to have fun.
I can't believe how many wonderful things have happened to me in the 2 years and 4 months I have lived here. I have met so many wonderful people. I have faced so many of my fears and come out stronger for it. I have had so much fun. And joy. I almost have my master's degree. I've learned who my real friends are. I have become more okay with myself. I have learned something from every wonderful person I have met. I have learned to let people in. To let them see the real me. To be ok with not being ok sometimes. To sit with my unpleasant emotions. To celebrate life.
I love life!!!!! I can't wait to see what is next.