four years in

November 20th is a big day for me. it was on this day, four years ago, that i was on a plane, headed to Liberia for the very first time. it is a day that symbolizes new, change, growth. it is a day for me to give thanks:: for this crazy and beautiful adventure i am on, for this life that i get to live, and for every friend, loved one, and supporter who has joined me on this journey.

i can’t even begin to imagine what this upcoming year holds for me, and i’m learning to be okay with the not knowing. i want to let God surprise me. so today, i will look back. i will remember, and i will give thanks for these four incredible years. they’ve been an honor, a privilege, a gift, a catalyst. they’ve been filled with breathtaking highs and the pit of all lows.

still, as we approach this season of gratitude, i will count it all joy,

and i will still give thanks.

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