Amazement. That is my feeling
as I observe this young woman in our midst.
She seems to change and grow with each
Her heart goes out to the people she encounters---
to those who have little of the ammenities
this world has to offer,
to those who experience life in culturally, different ways
than her own,
to those who need an encouraging word.
Strange --- this phenomenon I see playing out before me.
She lacks the language to communicate with everyone and yet, even though she doesn't have profiency of the languages she is hearing daily, people seem to understand her better than some who speak these languages fluently.
I am amazed how honest and open she has been about her experiences, insecurities, and doubts.
Yet, in all of these emotions that she has expressed, it appears she has concluded that she can find a sense of purpose and a "heap" of joy ---even in the times of disappointment.
She may not know where this summer's events will lead her OR how her future will be affected by what she has experienced,
BUT I think she would not trade it for anything.
I know that we would NOT.