In and out of tears of joy, tears of sorrow, and tears of being overwhelmed, I have already learned so much in just two short months:
I have learned thatI'm not as independent as I once thought I was.
I've learned a new relationship with my Creator.
I've learned how to better take care of my friends who have chosen the long-term life overseas.
I have learned how to pray more effectively.
I have learned patience in a completely new way.
I have learned tolerance and acceptance of different worldviews.
I have learned how much I depend on material things, and how much I shouldn't.
I have learned a deep friendship from strangers and instant acceptance.
I have learned what it means to truly take care of someone.
And I don't doubt more lessons are to come.