Sunday, August 16, 2009

So close...

In less than 24 hours I will have landed at the Newark airport and await boarding my flight to Rome. Breathe, Kristen, just breathe.

I had many hopes for today. Life being unpredictable, none of those hopes were met. Instead I had to deal with something that I had neither the patience or emotions for....and it was first thing in the morning. What a way to start the day! Nonetheless I am packed and physically I am ready to go. Emotionally is another story...

I am feeling nearly every emotion possible...happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, and everything in between. My friend Melissa likened it to the first day of school. Do you remember when you were in school and the first day came and you were so full of a range of emotions that you didn't know what to do with yourself? That's where I am at right many emotions and I don't have the first clue how to handle them. So, I'm just going to let them come and deal with them as best as I know how.

I am asking that you pray for me. Please pray for safe travel. Pray that not only do we make it to Rome safely, but so does our luggage! Please pray for the transition and all of the important things that I have to do in the next 3 weeks before students arrive will be completed despite my lack of Italian. Please pray for my heart....that it can bear the separation of what is familiar and the embrace of what is new.

I will post again before I get to Italy....but until then....ciao!

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  1. We are very proud of you Kris! Will be praying for you - and for the courage to embrace and turn towards the emotions as they come - you will make it through and you are not alone! Mom wishes she had been there to take your pic as you boarded the plane, just like on the first day of school. Will be in touch sister! Big Fat XXOO!!!