The Bible says that “where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. Never a truer statement has been quoted. This past week has been super hard for me. I actually cried real tears. For those of you that know me this is extremely rare. This week has been hard because I have missed my family terrible. As I write this, I am nineteen days away from being home. I know I told myself that I wouldn’t count down the days until I left, but after I passed the halfway mark, that just wasn’t going to happen. Homesickness is a real thing. Homesickness really hurts. The only saving grace is that I have some incredible friends here. They have lifted me up and made me feel so loved. Additionally, I have a family and boyfriend who support me and encourage me even though we are 4,000 miles apart. Finally, I have a God who is there for me at all times. On this experience, there have been times where I have been discouraged, disillusioned, and distressed. (Like the alliteration?) However, through it all Jesus has been there for me, assuring me that I am here for a purpose, and that soon enough, I will be home where I belong. Though there have been really tough times, I would not trade this experience for anything.

19 days. Just 19 and I will be where my heart is. I will be home.


Till September 15th. Love, Amanda.