The plans will be changed slightly this morning as I look out the window and see clouds. Maybe it will rain (good news as this would be the first rain of the rainy season – I think the last time it rained was April?). But hopefully it won’t, because that might put a damper on my outdoor braai and pool party. It was hot last week (in the 30s) but the weather lately has been weirdly cold again… winter is trying to hang on.
It is my 25th birthday today. This isn’t my first birthday overseas (I turned 21 in Italy) but this is certainly a memorable occasion. After all, a year ago, I was having a co party, goodbye and happy birthday as I began this journey towards living in Africa.
I am pretty blessed too, friends came down from Maun, and I will be able to hang out with many people today that have made life here wonderful. I am blessed and God has been with me through it all.
Some excerpts from Psalm 25:1-7 to remember this year.
” To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul, in you I put my trust, O my God… Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.”