Well the time has come. We have begun our preparations for the February 2009 trip to Nepal.
My wonderful mother-in-law stocked me up with informative bookmarks to add to my support letters and they will be in the mail tomorrow! I hope I am not interfering with all of the Christmas cards everyone will be receiving.
I have started to think a little bit harder about how cold it is going to be while I am in Nepal. I will admit, I am nervous about those cold nights. Will I sleep well? Will I wake up wishing I were in my own warm bed with my warm comforter? I know that with missionary work comes sacrifice, and, yes, I can go two weeks without my down comforter. And when I return, I expect to appreciate that comforter a little bit more with every use.
I mostly expect to appreciate a lot more in my life after my return. I truly look forward to gaining a new perspective.
More thoughts later...!