Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Year Ago . . .

I went to meet Alex and Howard, a dating couple, in Slovakia where Alex is from. From Slovakia, we traveled together by bus to Prague in the Czech Republic.

I thought as I wondered around the streets of Prague about where I was a year ago, teaching hectically in May when there was so much to do and prepare for, and where I am now traveling and living in Europe for a year. I think I would have treaded 3 weeks of my past just for yesterday alone. Wouldn't I rather be traveling this train I'm sitting in on Monday at 8:13am looking at the luscious green outskirts of Prague fly by than teaching a math lesson? But, in all honesty - there were some great math lessons . . .

I think it must have been the hum drum that scared me and killed me.

As Howard politely led me to the train station this morning, he got me talking about the future and I realized that two months from today I don't know what will happen - where I'll be living in Romania. All this ambiguity is refreshing to a young heart that for 5 years listened to the same song.

I know there are advantages to listening to the same song over and over, and each time hearing new things. But can there ever be anything like listening to a song for the first time? Thank you, God, for giving me a new song. Why have you been so good to me? Thank you - it is completely unearned.

3 comments:

Snooley said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad that He is blessing you!!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Hi Marilyn,
I am a former CTL intern and saw the link to your blog on their website. I enjoyed reading your posts about your time in Romania...and would love to hear how your time was (or is going) with Inimi Deschise, so I hope you will post about that as well :)

I try to keep in touch with everyone there, especially Madalina, and am planning a visit in the spring. Reading about your time in Romania made me miss it!