Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mid-Week Randoms.

1. Kaleb and I rode with John to practice this morning so Kaleb could walk around a bit. Well, that didn't go over so well because he didn't want to walk. John's coach said "hi" and he just got all shy and started crying. But, we did have a nice long walk back which gave me time to do some thinking about life.

2. My thoughts this morning went something like this: What a bizarre life I live. I mean really, I kind of live two different lives. Of course, I am the same character in each story.... but I can't imagine being in the States and riding with John somewhere and walking back as if I had all the time in the world. My mornings at home are usually filled with errands, and nap times often mean tackling little projects around the house. Not that I lead a super busy life in the States, after all when you are only home for a short season it is hard to get involved... but it is so much different than here. I like both lives, they are just so different.

3. For instance: We stopped at a bakery on our little trip home. I tried to order wheat bread... even had the right word for it... but they were out. (Wheat bread is hard to come by here!) So I don't even know what I ended up with, but I did end up with some yummy little pastries... which I *think* were filled with rhubarb, but don't quote me on that. Honestly, I rarely go to a bakery to buy bread in the States unless Panera counts. ;)

4. I find myself so thankful for the little things over here... like getting in contact with a woman from the States who directed me where to find SWEET POTATOES for THANKSGIVING!!!!!! Yay. Seriously, it is little things like this that just make my day over here! Like I said, two different lives here. At home, I'd just run out to Hy-Vee.

5. I saved the best for last. Seriously, God never ceases to amaze me. Since the time we found out we were coming here, I have been looking for a church. I thought I had found one, and on John's first Sunday home we attempted to go. The problem? The church is no longer meeting. The missionaries are still here and hoping to relaunch this summer. They graciously invited us into their home for dinner and the fellowship was really refreshing. That said, they later sent me contact information for some Americans that came over to start a church.

Can anyone guess where from? Probably not, I would have never guessed myself. Lincoln, Nebraska! Not only that, but the sending church is Lincoln Berean which is where John went in his college days. This is a crazy small world God has created. They only meet twice a month, so we FINALLY get to go this Sunday and we are so looking forward to it!

Enough random ramblings for one morning,


Erin Crispin said...

Beautiful ramblings. I totally agree on the two lives. Joe and I often comment they are polar opposites.

And so happy on the church front! God is just so amazing...sometimes I find it pathetic that I am so surprised though ;)

Anonymous said...

so excited about the church, Suzanne! and I just love that they are from Lincoln!! Kaleb is the pictures from the last post!

the sears family

Sarah Whigham said...

So glad to hear you've found some people to connect with about a church. We miss you guys in MC. -Sarah

Suzanne Turek said...

Erin- We frequently say the same thing, but it really struck me that morning. Could have been the two men that looked like they stepped off the set of "A Christmas Carol" or the large group of older women dressed in long coats and hats waiting at the bus stop outside the Catholic church. :)

Angie- We are so excited for fellowship and corporate worship- it has been far too long!

Sarah- We miss you guys like crazy... and worshipping at CD. There are days I just want to pack up and head home because I miss community so much. I need to upload a pic onto the City so that I feel I have a right to post. ;) I have been following and praying though. It will be such a useful tool so I don't feel like I just missed out on months of your lives!

Emily W. said...

So, so excited about the church! I'm in awe of how God worked out all the details so perfectly. I hope that this will be the beginning of finding community and relationships you've been craving. I've been praying for this and will continue. I can't wait to hear more! Love you guys!

Suzanne Turek said...

Thank you for praying, Emily. We sure do serve an awesome God, huh? :)