Support letters are out. Like my mom suggested, I sent them out with prayer and now it is a matter of waiting and trusting. $11-12,000 is a lot of money. Especially considering that many people are financially strapped or are a bit more cautious with their money due to our crazy economy. However, already I have been completely overwhelmed, encouraged and inspired by people's support and generosity. Family members who have chosen to support me beyond what I would have dared to hope-family friends...friends family...some who don't even know me have decided to help support me. I've received emails from people telling me that I will be in their prayers and I cannot tell you the peace and confidence that brings to me. I still have quite a ways to go in this process but already God has demonstrated his faithfulness and provision. God is good. I believe that.
I'm living in a big world that just keeps on getting bigger. No matter where I am, there are people I love and miss. I guess this is just another beautiful and painful reality of life. I'm learning to risk, dare, try, believe, and hope. Basically, I'm just learning to love.