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February has brought a new sense of dedication and motivation to my work here. Brett, as many of you know is always dedicated and motivated but sometimes I need some inspiration! It might be because threat of elections and evacuation are in the back of my mind for March, or it could be because I’ve been reading through Ruth and then now all of Davids stories – Let me tell you what! Those people are powerhouses! Reading about their lives, struggles and accomplishments really puts a person (Me) in their place. Life is difficult here for a huge number of reasons but also this is a chance of a lifetime and I need to keep reminding MYSELF that. I know all of you are very good about encouraging us, but it needs to come from personal motivation and now, I think I have a hold on it :o)
Reading the short book of Ruth brought me all the way back to my wedding day. I told Brett in my vows ”Wherever you go, I will go; Wherever you live, I will also live.” A quote directly from Ruth (I realize Ruth was talking to her Mother-In-Law – that just makes her all the more loyal and brave). Our life so far has mostly worked out that way… He wanted to go to Haiti for a few months on and off over about a two year span, but I persuaded him to join the Peace Corps instead. Overall I am happy with that decision. Being here is a roller coaster (as the Peace Corps staff will tell you many times throughout your training), but when else do you have the opportunity to travel the world, help others, and help YOURSELF at the same time. When times get rough, and the process of projects seem to take FOREVER I just remind myself that I am learning SO much here! If nothing else I am becoming a stronger, braver, more self-motivated person and with those skills… I am sure I can do just about anything.
Seems like a praise Brittany session — but it’s not about me. It’s about God working some magic in my mind and giving me exemplary examples like Ruth and David to follow. Honestly, if I kept reading the Bible every day I might surprise myself at the things I can be capable of!!
Posted on February 1, 2013, in 1st Year!!!, Peace Corps and tagged Africa, Blogging, Charity, Christian, Culture, Family, God, Helping, Humor, Kenya, Life, Love, Peace Corps. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.