Hi! Can I move in?!
Oh my word… life’s a little random at the moment 😀 I actually forgot I had a blog these past 3 days. These past few days blogging has been far from my mind.
Saturday was a total waste of a morning… it was EPIC. I truly succeeded at this art of wastefulness… I think it involved Facebook, email and the news… oh and video clips on MSN. Saturday afternoon Sara had a slight change of plans decided to come hang out with me for a week. So there we have it… Aki and Sara Macy Reunited. It’s been fairly awesome 😛
LOADS of chats, movies, I’m sure I’ve eaten my body weight several times over. It’s been so awesome to have a girlfriend here in the house. She was my cabin mate on the ship for a while and we’ve had numerous adventures together during my time on the ship. In many ways we’re so different and in many other ways we’re so similar. She’s the cutest at watching “I Am Legend” as she freaks out over the “zombies!” 😛 The ship and university has its flaws but I do love living with some of my friends as we get on so well… I know it was very random for her to come here and not at all planned… sort of like a very spur of the moment thing but… I’m so glad. I’ve had a lovely time so far. Things for me have been so busy and it’s been wonderful to have this unexpected situation as it’s been a real blessing. I feel like I’m on holiday even though I’m at home and still cooking for Laura! 😛
I really think reminiscing past events, especially happy ones, are so good for the soul. And how better than to do it with the people it actually involves. It’s so nice to look back and laugh with those who were there, they know, they understand… They can physically visualise the memories with you. I keep saying though “Why don’t I have a car?! The one week you’re here and the parents run off with the car?!” Slightly ironic that I’ve never needed a car before I passed my test and after I do pass my test I suddenly think “No!!! I need a car!” 😛
Tonight I finally understood the feeling for mothers when everyone has gone to bed and you have a moment to sit by yourself. It’s so relaxing! A stillness after the whirlwind of the day. To drink a cup of tea, put your feet up and have the cat walk all over you until he finds a good place to lie down… my legs… and purr. I have felt so encouraged these past 48 or so hours. It’s been wonderful to hear such encouragement about my thoughts and advice. Apparently I have some good stuff! Haha. No seriously… people have said this before but… it’s been very encouraging for me to know God is using me.
Sometimes I wonder if we go through things in life for the sole purpose of God wanting us to support another in that same or very similar situation. On one hand I’ve thought “God, no thanks, I don’t want that kind of pain and responsibility.” But at the same time… what a privilege to know God wants to use you to help another. What better life purpose could there be? The gift of trust and respect people give you when they open themselves up to you and your friendship… to be valued in wanting your opinion and thoughts to be shared…
Sometimes we think so big that we forget the significance of walking life with even just one person. What if our only purpose on Earth was to walk life with someone for 5 minutes? What if that was the ultimate climax of your life? One thing you say… one thing you do… Should we be upset and frustrated at our “tiny” role. No… we really shouldn’t. You were able to, in that moment, give a gift of knowledge, or love, or kindness, or hope, or peace, or forgiveness… something that no one else could have done because God set you aside to do that specific task. God ordained. We want big roles. We want to be superheros in the story of life… Can we accept that we are the superhero of one important and crucial moment? Can we accept that it’s the journey and the learning that molds us and not necessarily the destination or outcome?
I love life. I love people. I love talking. I do think more and more about counselling as a career path. I also know I love God and that he is so faithful to me, and to everyone. Time…. and time…. and time again.