Wednesday, January 2, 2013
My flight departs at 7:05pm tomorrow night.... I'm moving to AFRICA tomorrow. I don't think I've realized that until tonight as I stared at my ceiling and unexpectedly cried for a good 10 minutes. A lot has gone into planning, preparing, saving, vaccinating, paying, and begging for this internship to work out. There has not been one set back in the entire process of preparing for this chance of a lifetime and I know that this is Heavenly Fathers sign of showing me that I am meant to be there at this particular time. I know I need an experience like this in order to teach me about true struggle, less fortunate living, and life lessons I have not been able to grasp yet. I have had an amazing upbringing with a couple tragic experiences but nothing near what I am about to encounter. I know I will be humbled, blessed, and taught so much from the children of the orphanage, as well as the many people of Ghana I will soon meet. 2013 is going to be a great year and I am staying optimistic through it all as my main resolution to a better me. To everyone who has helped me in funding this trip, who have prayed for my fight with cancer, who have helped spread the word of my cause, who have smiled at me, who have forgiven me for my wrong-doings, who have loved and comforted me when in need, who have cried for me when I ran out of tears, who have hugged and kissed and cuddled me, who have listened, and who have inspired me: I thank you and I love you.