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You know those pivotal moments in your life? Decisions that are made, trips that are taken, people that you meet… well, 10 years ago today I was beginning one of those pivotal moments but as usual, had no idea just what kind of impact it would have on me.
Ten years ago today, I landed at the Brussels airport completely sleep deprived and worn out from sitting in a middle seat in the back of the airplane. The missionaries I would be working with picked me up from the airport and all but forced me to stay awake the entire day. It was torture!! It also provided much entertainment for them and their kids as well as several embarrassing stories for me. I won’t recount them here just because it would take too long to explain, but the next time you see me, just ask. They’re hilarious. Sleep deprivation totally wreaks havoc on everything you try and do!
So as not to bore you with my reminiscing, I’ll give you a short list of things that were life changing while I was there.
So much of that semester shaped me and prepared me for now, ten years later. And I could never thank the Lord enough for that experience. I could never thank the Greens enough for taking me in and being patient with me. I could never thank Arica enough for her friendship and laughter and tears over these past 10 years. It’s actually really difficult to imagine my life without these people in it.
And since I didn’t have a digital camera back then, here are a few shots of my scrapbook (that still isn’t actually finished… one day!).
It kind of blows me away that I got such clean and crisp photos with my camera when I didn’t really know how to use it!
I haven’t been back to Brussels since 2004 and I so much want to take Ben!
The photo on the left is what we saw from our windows as well as the little bit of snow fall we got!
The flyer on the right is what we helped pass out to advertise for the English classes Arica and I would be teaching.
“Do you speak English?
We will have classes for everyone age 13 years old and older.
Classes (with the times)
Duration, 5 months
Starting, January 19 or 20 (depending on the day of the week their class was)
Price, 15 euros
And then, almost 8 years later, they were thankfully still in the states for our wedding!
They might kill me for posting this… but I love this one from the Shutterbooth!
And then Ben and I got to not just be at, but photograph Christen and David’s wedding last spring. My heart was so happy and full!
I love this family… grandparents and all :-)