High – Making a plan for next month.
Low – Watching that plan disappear before my eyes
High – Having a great meeting with our host family about the progress we have made and what goals we wanted to set for the future.
Low – Being asked why I don’t learn languages as well as my husband (in a cultural way that I know was supposed to encourage me to press on, but still)
High – Entering Phase 2 of Wolof
Low – Facing the shock of the new challenges that come with the second phase
High – Welcoming 3 new families to the field of Senegal
Low – Hearing the trials they are facing and wishing I could do more (because I remember!)
High – Celebrating the birth of a new baby in our Church
Low – Going to yet another funeral
High – Getting away for a night with my husband (thanks to Katie)
Low – Preparing my children to say Goodbye to their much loved nanny
This week was filled with highs and lows. Sometimes it is easier to notice and get overwhelmed by all the lows we faced in our week. However I sometimes find it helpful to stop and make note of the highs that came with those lows. It helps to make life a little less discouraging. Thank you God for the highs and lows.