Leaving America a couple of days ago wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done in my life and traveling half-way around the world again wasn’t the easiest travel day I’ve ever had either. But since stepping through the security gates in Birmingham to start the long trek back to the Philippines the thing that has continually filled my heart has been thankfulness.
I am so thankful for the past several weeks and all of the moments that have come along with it. Every one of those moments could not have happened without you. I don’t want to rush back to life in the Philippines without first pausing to tell you thank you. Thank you for taking time out of your life to spend with me these past few weeks.
Thank you for the nights full of dinner and laughter.
Thank you for the invitations to Sunday afternoon lunches full of good food and great company.
Thank you for the breakfasts before the workday began.
Thank you for letting me invade your time at work to just sit and talk.
Thank you for playing along and eating my Filipino food.
Thank you for opening up your church for me to come and share about what God has been doing in so many lives.
Thank you for the days filled with wedding events that I am so honored to have been a part of.
Thank you for letting me be loud, overwhelming and simply myself.
Thank you for being interested and asking question after question after question and truly listening.
Thank you for including me in Christmas activities.
Thank you for moments in the kitchen baking and cooking and talking.
Thank you for understanding my fan-hood and cheering with me through the football games.
Thank you for knowing my love of taking pictures and wanting to document moments so you just smile and go along with the picture taking.
Thank you for a week full of playing catch up and laughing and having such honest, heartfelt conversations.
Thank you for treating me to day after day of memories I will cherish forever.