Sunday, December 12, 2010

25 months later...

So I went, I came back, and here I am.

It was hard, just like I knew it would be, harder than I'd thought; But also rewarding, far more rewarding than I'd ever imagined it could be.

I realized that even though I knew I didn't know anything, I didn't know even more than I'd thought.

The greatest, most impacting lesson I learned throughout my time in Chile was how to trust. While I was out there serving and teaching and being taught, the very foundation that I'd built myself upon was tried, tested, beat upon, sawed at, etc. etc.. but then it was made firm. It was built solid, immovable, and became something far greater than myself. It's something I can stand on and it will never fail. If I continue to stand there, I can't fail.

It hurt, though. It hurt to get my perspective, understanding, hope, desire and my whole self remolded and shifted, but it felt so... beautiful, to have it become something so sure and immovable.

There is so much truth available. So much joy.

Since I couldn't document (through blogging) all of the blessings and truths I received on my mission in Chile, I'm going to document the blessings and truths I am receiving and coming to know right now. Just because I'm not in Chile anymore doesn't mean my mission is over :)