Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Last Night I Heard the Ocean

...and it was beautiful. I laid in bed and realized that hearing the waves here is a nightly occurrence, but that I hadn't really stopped and just listened in awhile. It's amazing how quickly we can take things for granted in life. Yes, we have had an amazing trip so far, and I don't believe either one of us has really taken for granted the fact that we are actually down here, living in Chile, working as missionaries. And yes, there has been many ups and downs - but with this kind of friend - how could you be down for long right??

But seriously, we've been so busy part of me feels like while trying so hard not to take our time down here for granted - what with all the activities we are doing, serving opportunities we've been involved in, and times of sharing the love of God with the Chilean people - maybe we have missed out on appreciating some of the simplest things.

Like the sound of the waves at night.

We've got loads to update you with, and that's all coming your way very soon, but if I could leave you with one thought it would be this - what is something simple in your life you could be missing or taking for granted? Something God might want to bring your attention to; like the comfort of a home with running water, your spouse sleeping next to you, a coffee maker that finally works, or the beauty that He's created in the morning sunrise. Maybe just take a minute or two today to really again (or for the first time) appreciate what that thing is, and maybe even thank God for it!

Love and Blessings to you all today, much much more to come.
Missy (and Jordan)

1 comment:

  1. I love this post; you made me feel like I was there listening to the ocean with you. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate all that God has given!