|Junu and her Buwa. So happy to be together again!|
|Getting ready to go visit her new school.|
|Eating eggs at school!|
The blessings have been plentiful. I am constantly humble by this experience and I believe it will continue to shape the direction of my life. With this challenge I received the blessing of having nearly 3 months to bond and attach with Junu and she to me. I experienced her culture, her language and the many beautiful people who we now consider family. I slowly have learned some Nepali and she has quickly learned much English. We were able to spend 2 major chunks of time with 3 dear friends in Nepal who will now also know and understand Junu's first home. We developed relationships with other American families who will be life long friends. We learned to really trust and love each other in Nepal. How could this be wrong? I have learned, once again, no matter what lies before you, if you trust and keep your mind in this place of trusting, there often will be more blessings than you can imagine. Blessings that only God could configure. Truly.
We now are adjusting to another set of challenges since returning to the U.S., but I am not fretting, I am not worrying, I am trusting. All the energy I put into worry is wasted energy. I choose to focus on goodness, endurance, patience, trust, fun and joy. I'm not being airy fairy, really I'm not, I just know deeper that negative talk and negative thoughts have a great impact on my furture. Why not hope and believe the best can happen despite the appearances? Why not visualize your perfect life and know that all the difficulties that arise may just be the path to that perfect life? There are always treasures and I now further understand that the greater the treasure is often the greater the challenge. Patience, perseverance, and faith!!!
Much gratitude to all,